The personal protective equipment we wear daily to protect us from COVID-19 is creating a lot of waste.
London designer Alice Potts has created 20 bioplastic face shields made from food waste and flowers from London parks. She has named them Dance Biodegradable Personal Protective Equipment (DBPPE) Post Covid Facemasks and they will be on show at the NGV Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
After the NGV Triennial in December, the face shield design and bioplastic formula will be available as an open-source design, which will allow anyone to create environmentally-friendly face shields.
Potts began the project after her paramedic brother reported having a lack of personal protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic.
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