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Botia Nests for Food Make Use of Organic Waste to Reduce Produce Losses

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: red-dot.sg
Very little can be said against the concept of these BotiĆ” Nests for Food. Very much unlike the typical production equation, the manufacturing of these containers actually reduces the wasting of materials. Made in Brazil from local manioc flour and coconut fiber, these 100% biocompatible capsules make use of scraps and curtail the spoiling of agricultural products.

Natalia Chaves and Manuela Yamada's eco idea earned them a Best of the Best title within the 2013 Red Dot Design Award competition. It makes use of discarded coconut husks that are easily molded with an organic adhesive to become custom cartons for fruits, vegetables and eggs. BotiĆ” Nests for Food have a protective and cushioning effect that will begin to cut the 80% losses of fresh produce during transportation.