Renewable Matter # 4 / June

Made in Food Waste

by Marco Capellini

Eliminating food waste completely is certainly a difficult target to reach in the short term; however, there are more and more technological solutions to transform these residues into resources. Here is how to create new materials from fruit, eggshells, vegetables and coffee grounds to produce bowls, bags, textiles, shoes and lamps.


Expo 2015 has certainly brought to the international attention different aspects related to the safeguard of food resources. Among various issues, food waste is particularly important from many points of view. For years several countries have carried out initiatives aimed at reducing food waste, both for ethical reasons linked to a disparity in food distribution between different areas...

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