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Iceland Student Creates Plant-based Biodegradable Bottle

Ari Jónsson, a product design student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, has created a biodegradable bottle made of red algae, which fully decomposes over time.

Jónsson displayed his work in an exhibition called “Drifting Cycles” at DesignMarch, a festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, that showcases work from local and international designers.

PSFK has the details:

Designers are an important force in creating a more sustainable future. After all, a little bit of creativity goes a long way. Besides encouraging good habits that will benefit the environment, efforts to reduce waste could benefit from a good design project. Ari Jónsson, a student pursuing product design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, recently created a biodegradable bottle that tackles this very issue.

Made of red algae, the bottle can break down with time—avoiding the need for more waste to be created.

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