The Shellworks group uses a series of machines to transform the chitin found in crustacean shells into plastic-like products, such as plant pots and plastic bags.
The team hopes their method will help reduce plastic waste on our planet.
A team of students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London has developed a method that turns lobster shells into biodegradable “plastic.
Operating under the name The Shellworks, the group creates planters, wallets, plastic bags, and more, from a substance called “chitin,” which is biodegradable and reusable.
They designed a series of machines that turn the shells into chitosan, then turn the chitosan into plastic-like objects.
They hope their method will help reduce plastic waste on our planet.
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- Students in London developed a way to turn lobster shells into biodegradable packaging and it could help reduce plastic waste