Potato Plastic: the new alternative to disposable plastic

A young student, Pontus TÖrnqvist, winner of the Sweden edition of the James Dyson Awards, has created a material with the scrap of potatoes, to produce straws, cutlery and other tools.

The material is entirely biodegradable, compostable and virtually eating. The compound, made with potato flour and water is heated until the liquid become more and more dense. Then it is poured in the tools and then heated until it becomes solid.

The material obtained is mouldable and can take any form.

Source: https://sciencecue.it/potato-plastic-patate-posate-usa-getta/14868/