Elena Amato is a Guatemalan designer who contributes to the development of eco-conscious packaging alternatives.
The creative's version of the guilt-free resource taps bacterial cellulose sheets and the innovation is geared toward personal care products and cosmetics. The feel of the packaging alternative is described to occupy the qualitative state between plastic and paper. To create it, Elena Amato mixes water, bacteria, and scobi. The yeast culture is sourced from local Kombucha producers. Following the blend, the mixture is spread out and left to dry. Different colors are achieved through infusion with natural pigments.
Elena Amato's packaging alternative is compostable and vegan. In addition, it can be quickly produced. These are the properties that make it exceptionally convenient and favorably eco-forward.