Inspired by the ever increasing amount of plastic waste that is being created on a daily basis and finds its way into landfills and oceans worldwide, Ari Jónsson has designed a new biodegradable water bottle which has been created using algae.
Jónsson has been studying at the Iceland Academy of the Arts unveiled his project at the 2016 Reykjavik design festival which took place earlier this month as a way to reduce the amount of harmful waste we are creating.
Designer Ari Jónsson explains a little more about the inspiration behind the biodegradable water bottles :
I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used once and then thrown away so I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic we make, use and throw away each day. Why are we using materials that take hundreds of years to break down in nature to drink from once and then throw away?
The innovative bottles have been created using a powdered form of agar which is a derivative of algae that once added to water forms a jellylike material that can then be used to create the correct consistency to create bottles and vessels capable of holding water. Jump over to the Dezeen website below to learn more about how the bottles are constructed.
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