Responsible Consumption and Production

Sussex Uni Student Turns Fish Waste into ‘Plastic’

Lucy Hughes, a University of Sussex student from the UK, has created a bioplastic using fish waste that breaks down in just 6 weeks.

Scales and algae make up a portion of the ingredients for the new product, MarinaTex, which won the James Dyson award for innovation in 2019.  The fishing industry produces 50 million tonnes of waste each year, yet the waste of one ocean cod could produce up to 1400 plastic bags via this new invention.

Posted by Claire Edwards 20 August 2020

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