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Biodegradable and Partially Edible Plastics-Free Flight Tray Created to Cut Waste

A plastics-free flight tray made from old coffee grounds has been designed to cut the waste sent to landfill because of air travel.

The creation is biodegradable and partially edible, with prototype materials including algae, bamboo and rice husk.

It was designed by Fitzrovia-based PriestmanGoode and is on display at the Design Museum for its exhibition, Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink.

The side dishes are made from wheat bran, algae and banana leaves, the dessert lid is edible wafer and the water and milk drinks capsules have a drinkable skin created from soluble seaweed

The eating spork is made from coconut wood and the main lid was designed to compact waste items “into a compostable pack, for more efficient disposal”.

PriestmanGoode also designed a water flask, made from cork and compostable bioplastic, that is meant for “repeated, but short-term holiday use” to cut the amount of plastic bottles sold in airports and fits into a plane seat’s front pocket.

Biodegradable and partially edible plastics-free flight tray
Biodegradable and partially edible plastics-free flight tray

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Published on standard.co.uk

Biodegradable and partially edible plastics-free flight tray created to cut waste

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