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An Icelandic student uses seaweed to create a biodegradable bottle

An Icelandic student uses seaweed to create a biodegradable bottle

The project was presented earlier this month in a specialized magazine of the sector. For the designer, finding alternatives to plastic is a mission that cannot wait.

“I read that 50% of plastic is used once and then thrown away, so I feel like there is an urgent need to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic produced, used and discarded every day,” said the student, in an interview on Dezeen's website.

To solve this problem, Jónsson began to study the strengths and weaknesses of different materials, until he found one that had the ideal qualities to be transformed into a water bottle. Agar powder, a substance made from algae.

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