The Agar Plasticity Uses Algae to Create Biodegradable Wrapping

By: Misel Saban - Apr 19, 2016
References: lexus-int & dezeen
The Japanese design team AMAM recently took home the Grand Prix for their work on the Agar Plasticity -- a raw, natural seaweed packaging constructed using plants as a way to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic. The material is constructed using raw ingredients that are biodegradable and much less harmful on the environment.

The Agar Plasticity is a natural material with a gelatinous texture that can be used in a multitude of ways in the realm of packaging. The substance is made using a combination of different algae and seaweed that is in abundance and easily accessible. The material can be used to provide a film coating in place of plastic with a material that is natural, raw and sustainably available.