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Plastic bags made from dead fish (UK)

Updated: Jan 6

Designed by student Lucy Hughes, MarinaTex is made of a mixture of "organic fish waste ordinarily destined for landfill or incineration," and locally sourced red algae.


The result is a "translucent and flexible sheet material", which makes it ideal for single-use packaging –  like grocery bags and perishable food containers.


With 492,020 tonnes of fish waste produced in the UK annually, MarinaTex could prove to be an eco-friendly and lucrative way of using up by-products that would otherwise be headed straight to the landfill. 


Hughes and MarinaTex will now go through to the international round of the competition, for a chance to win £30,000 – as well as £5000 for her university department. 


Sources:

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/dyson-award-won-by-plastic-bags-made-from-dead-fish

https://forte.delfi.ee/news/maa/kalajaatmetest-saab-teha-keskkonnasobralikke-kilekotte?id=88539537&fbclid=IwAR0AFGOthxbqRcui4nvfFyZ3GxfkwAtmwqudLd-sGxW78ltILCFk4ix9viU (EST)




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