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Shellworks wants to crack makeup’s single-use plastic problem

Harri Weber writes in TechCrunch about Shellwork’s innovation to reduce plastic waste.

The C3 Take
  • 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.”

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