Harri Weber writes in TechCrunch about Shellwork’s innovation to reduce plastic waste.
- Shellworks has developed a petroleum free, fully compostable bioplastic made from bacterial cells.
- The product “performs like plastic” but breaks down within a year.
- Developments such as this could play a pivotal role in reducing plastic pollution.
“Shellworks’ first plastic-like product was developed using shellfish waste, but less than a year into its existence the startup pivoted to using a fat-like substance extracted from bacterial cells, which ‘behaves like a natural polyester’ and is vegan, according to co-founder and chief product officer Amir Afshar.”
Read the full article here.