Nuatan is a new biodegradable natural plastic that aims to reduce waste in the oceans by providing an alternative that can safely be eaten by fish and other aquatic life. Comprised of cornstarch, sugar and used cooking oil, this natural plastic was created by Crafting Plastics Studio and aims to replace "all the packaging we know." Presented at an exhibition during London's Design Festival, this plastic has already proved to be more durable than previous bioplastic offerings, while still being able to be degraded harmlessly when ingested or composted.
Unlike regular carbon-based plastics, Nuatan is a new natural biocompatible plastic that is fully safe for consumption by living creatures. According to the designers, "It degrades inside the human body or animals." The material can also be broken down by industrial composters and repurposed in other ventures.