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100% Biodegradable ~ Paper & Cellophane/Cellulose Laminate ~

Fully biodegradable paper and cellophane/cellulose laminate to produce and replace waxed paper drinking cups and many other types of package

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Paper laminated with cellophane/cellulose to create a water resistance and airtight packaging material to replace waxed paper cups, crisp package, drinking straws and many more.

The material would be waterproof enough to function well as a drinking cup for some duration but would biodegrade when in water or in soil.

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

This packaging material would be recyclable as paper but the items that do end up in the environment would biodegrade unlike plastic packaging.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

This product could global replace environmentally unfriendly packaging products.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Firstly this idea need further development, maybe as a collaboration with a company like Cellotape? When its proven to be a success, challenge would be to persuade a sizeable company (Costa / Starbucks / Walkers) to take a trial and hopefully change over and set a new standard.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

This is a very fresh and undeveloped potentially good idea and solution for single use small plastic waste. The accelerator program would make it possible to develop the idea further and hopefully when successful make a big contribution to keep plastic in the economy and out the natural environment.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

I have recently been involved in a 'Transformation' project for young people (not in work or education, some with mental health issues) that aims is to get them back on track through performance and art projects. Over the last few weeks we made an art installation from recycled plastics 'sea where your plastic ends up'. Through the research for this project with the group I learn how big an issue there currently is with plastic wasted, found out about the competition and developed a few ideas.

Tell us about your work experience

I am a model designer for advertising, TV, film, theatre and exhibits. I design and make models using many different materials and processes. I love plastics, moulding, casting and solving problems.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Self-employed individual


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