2020 / Design For Society
/ Eco-Sustainable Design
From Peels to Casein
Winner in Design for Society/Eco-Sustainable Design
Photo By: Patrick Grütter, Lukas Montañés
Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
The project is an attempt to influence our behavior towards using plastics and wasting food by suggesting a non-toxic, biodegradable alternative plastic material made with industrial dairy surplus and plant-based food waste. By using extracted casein protein from milk turned into long-chain polymers as the base of this bioplastic, it decays in an eco-friendly way when it is discarded, even if it ends up in a landfill or water. Because it is pure protein, it is safe for any living organism and even be a nutrition source which makes it an ultimate solution for plastic pollution problems.
Bio Eunji Jun is an object and product designer based in Korea and Switzerland. She is focusing on materials, systems in product design, sustainable design and problem-solving. She loves combining new technology or material with traditional ways of product making, building prototypes and chiefly, experimenting with shapes and materials.
Photo Credit: Eunji Jun
Credits: Photo by: Patrick Grütter, lukas Montañés