Growing up in El Salvador allowed me to view life from an unconventional perspective; understanding that design fits into a larger ecosystem where culture and human experiences form a key element in the design process. I am passionate about designing products and systems that combine technology, human experiences and design.
Hi Jen! I love this idea. We can see a similar concept happening with grocery bags. After living in San Francisco, and observing how most people bring their own reusable bags to the store or try to fit as much as possible into one purchased paper bag; coming back to El Salvador where everybody uses numerous new plastic bags every time they shop makes me wonder how much plastic will be saved when Latin America eventually adopts San Francisco's grocery bag culture.
Hi Emily! Thank you for sharing Ecovative's website, they have some really interesting materials. I can definitely see something like Fresh Paper scaling in different ways such as packaging and perhaps even revolutionizing the way we store food and leftovers - the future of tupperware maybe?