Alice Potts created bioplastic face shields for the NGV Triennial that are made from food waste collected in London. Unlike many PPE designs that are made from single-use plastic, these face shields unite unconventional materials like food waste and flowers, which create a subtle tint.
Dubbed Dance Biodegradable Personal Protective Equipment (DBPPE) Post Covid Facemasks, the face shields have 3D-printed components that hold bioplastic shields, which are colored by different materials. As Potts described to Dezeen, "The food waste is the base, and type of color depends on the type of waste thrown out. This is normally collected by me from local food markets, butchers and households."
After the face shields go on display at the NGV Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, Potts plans to make the designs open-source and available to all.
Image Credit: Alice Potts