This Gelatinous Biomaterial Was Designed to Reduce Air Pollution

 - Jan 4, 2018
References: restologyproject & springwise
This gelatin-based bioplastic was created to reduce air pollution. Restology is a biomaterial that was developed with help from Textile Designer and Material Researcher Clara Davis. The recipe also includes activated charcoal, an ingredient that has been massively popular in the skincare industry recently.

The Restology Project aims to "reduce air pollution through design tools using composite materials." In addition to pigskin gelatin and the activated charcoal, the biomaterial is composed of glycerine and water too. Multiple bioplastic varieties are available, making it more beneficial compared to other bioplastics. It is porous, conductive, compostable and biodegradable as well. It also has adhesion force properties.

Restology is an example of how design can solve an environmental problem.