Paper made from banana plants protect potatoes from pathogens.
An important development for a Swedish design studio, which has produced a curved juice bottle made from a potato starch-based material.
It dissolves in water after use and can also be eaten or composted. Thanks to a double-sided, biodegradable coating, the bottle can withstand liquid contents.
Once empty, the material can be peeled into a spiral formation like fruit. This breaks up the structure and starts decomposition in water.
Bonus: the bottle can be produced using existing manufacturing equipment. The studio is currently working on a labelling method in keeping with the bottle’s concept.