James Dyson Awards … 2019 National Winners announced from over 1,000 young engineers, designers and entrepreneurs …
… Lucy Hughes wins the British National Award while all 81 finalists from 27 countries and regions competing in their area will progress to the international stages.
… the University of Sussex graduate used fish waste and sustainable algae to create MarinaTex, a compostable alternative to single-use plastic …
She practiced to get the right consistency and result – by using her student accommodation kitchen! Makes one wonder …
|Common Red Algae used|
But what an amazing idea that was 'spawned' from looking into the fishing industry and its waste … she believed she could find value in the waste, and was able to discover resources that are renewable to use as the organic binder.
See an excellent summaryof her design and project approach:
What it Does
How it Works
How it is Different
and the Awards she’s won …
|Medieval view of fish processing ...|
by Peter Brueghel, the elder 1556
Anything that aims to utilise fish waste, use organic and sustainable products to create this bioplastic deserves to be known about and applauded.
The James Dyson Award list highlights other winners, who will be whittled down to 20 for the international prize due to be announced on 17 October.
|Lucy Hughes c/o DeZeen article|
Here's to more like Lucy Hughes, her mentors and Sussex University who all deserve a huge applause for thinking out of the box and realising the wealth that can be obtained from a mountain of fish waste, and then mixing it with sustainable algae from the oceans to create MarinaTex.
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