Ying Wang — a graduate of the Central Saint Martins College in London, England, constructs an installation that offers biodegradable alternatives to plastic. The project's backbone is the traditional tea ritual. Utilizing an intricate technique, Ying Wang stirs milk and vinegar into a bowl and then filters out the excess liquid. The leftover casein — a protein found in milk, is treated with acid to create a solid mass that has the potential to offer biodegradable alternatives to plastic.
The installation is cleverly dubbed 'Milk Ceremony.' The main purpose behind Ying Wang's project is to demonstrate how design thinking can provide solutions for pressing problems, as well as demonstrate ways to create eco-friendly alternatives to plastic — a material that is "widely considered one of the world's biggest environmental issues."
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