Fork made of potato plastic

Potato Plastic has just been presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2019, it is the Winner of the renowned James Dyson Award.
It is a biodegradable material for one time use-products, in this case with the fast-food industry in focus, it can be used for products such as cutleries, straws and saltbags.
The bio-plastic is consisting of only potato starch and water, is is thermoplastic material, which means that it can be molded under compression.
Regarding of how much fluid is poured into a mold, the material can either become a thick, tough piece, or a thin film.
The aim of the project was to obtain a more sustainable alternative to the current solutions used for the production of disposable tableware.
Thanks to its 100% renewable composition, bio-plastics will decompose to nutrients for the soil in only two months.

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