3D printing from algae bioplastic eliminates waste

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Studio Eric Klarenbeek has found a method for turning industrial organic waste products such as potato starch and cocoa husks into biodegradable furniture and home accessories. The studio grows mycelium fungi for use as a coloring and binding agent that holds the bioplastics together once they are printed. Inspired by the challenge of creating a zero-waste product lifecycle, the studio team is creating a website that will make their designs freely available. Longer term, the company’s goal is to create a network of 3D bakeries. With the maker movement continuing to gain momentum, 3D bakeries will provide makers with dedicated…

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