Imaginative design explorations continue to conjure up smart uses for seaweed. In Viewpoint Magazine 35, we highlighted the growing potential of algae as a sustainable building and design tool. Agar Plasticity is a new project conceived by Japanese design agency Amam; it explores the use of algae as an alternative to synthetic, environmentally toxic plastic in areas including packaging and wall tiles. The benefits of humble seaweed are considerable: compared to non-biodegradable, petroleum-rich plastic, agar – made from algae – is a natural product that biodegrades after use. Amam’s experiments include agar-made packaging with integrated cushioning; sheets of flexible agar and algae fibre that can be used to wrap bunches of flowers or protect bottles and pots in transport; and even, by mixing agar with crushed shell waste, a resilient, mouldable composite that could be used as building material. This eco-friendly material could well help to turn the tide on plastic packaging.
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