New building material uses recycled potato peels as MDF alternative

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At Springwise, we have seen a number of innovations aimed at recycling food. These have ranged from turning used gum into shoes and turning food waste into textiles. Now, London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll have found a way to turn waste potato peelings into a replacement for MDF and chipboard. Their product, called Chip[s] Board is biodegradable and does not contain any formaldehyde or other toxic resins and chemicals. To create the material, raw peelings are first collected from manufacturers of processed potato products, then put through a refinement process to create a binding agent. This is then…

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