Ecological packaging material made from a plant
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At Springwise we feature many new materials which are plant-based and environmentally friendly. For example, a compostable plant-based bottle made by a French packaging company is fully biodegradable and recyclable. Another example is a US company using plant-based materials to create sustainable shoe soles. Now, Don Kwaning, a graduate at Design Academy Eindhoven, is using the pith of soft rush to create an ecological packaging material. Soft rush is a fast growing weed found in wetland habitats. As part of his project – Medulla – Kwaning collected soft rush and separated the piths from the plant fibres. After researching the…
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