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Naturally Fermented Containers

'From Peel to Peel' Offers a Solution to Non-Degradable Plastics

— November 14, 2018 — Eco
Designed by Emma Sicher, 'From Peel to Peel' is a new eco-packaging solution that focuses on creating disposable bags made from bacteria and yeast. Each bag is crafted by fermenting microbial cellulose and creating a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts -- or a scoby -- the same organism is also used in the production of kombucha. The material is crafted with a variety of fruits and vegetable scraps, with different bases causing various colors int he final product.

Sicher hopes that her work in 'From Peel to Peel' will eventually become fully realized and will hopefully replace traditional plastic and paper packaging. To accomplish this feat, Sicher encourages people to treat food packaging as a natural peel for the items contained inside. This is what 'From Peel to Peel' embodies as Sicher developed the project after taking inspiration from Bruno Munari who said: "nature is the first producer of packaging in the world: every peel, shell or skin aims to protect its content."
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