A student from Iceland designed a biodegradable water bottle made by algae.
With a huge amount of unrecycled waste that end up in our oceans every year, the biodegradable water bottle made by algae, by Ari Jónsson who studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, will be an alternative that could save our planet.
Above: It’s here today, gone tomorrow. The new biodegradable bottle design is made from a jelly-like material called agar.
Jonsson has combined red algae powder with water to create the bottle. He told Dezeen:
“I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used once and then thrown away so I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic we make, use and throw away each day. Why are we using materials that take hundreds of years to break down in nature to drink from once and then throw away?”