Doctrine "Nothing is lost, everything is transformed" will never have done as well as through this project that comes straight from usItaly. The designer Emma Sicher started a project ecological and baptized creative "From Peel to Peel". The principle: create food packaging 100% biodegradable using leftovers from fruits and of vegetables, with the aim, of course, of offering a sustainable alternative to plastic or cardboard.
For that, Emma Sicher had the idea to ferment the microbial cell, a symbiotic culture of yeast bacteria that can be created from leftovers and waste from fruits and vegetables. To summarize briefly, the Microorganisms react with fructose and vitamins contained in this food waste to proliferate and create layers of cellulose.
This famous cellulose is the essential structural component of plant cell walls that helps them maintain a rigid appearance. This material is built by soaking waste of fruits and of vegetables in water and acetic compounds. The resulting mixture will then sit for two to four weeks, depending on the desired thickness, before drying at room temperature. A translucent material with characteristics similar to those of paper, plastic or leather is then obtained.
Depending of fruits and vegetables used, Emma Sicher can give colors and textures totally different to its material, which is already required as one of the most interestingalternatives the packaging traditional things we know.
A subject that is more relevant than ever, especially when we know that according to a study conducted by the European Commission, the paper and the cardboard were the largest packaging waste in the EU between 2006 and 2015, followed by plastic and glass. Emma Sicher speaks about this ambitious project:
By developing a packaging that follows the natural principle of acting as a "peel" for its content, the goal is to get closer to nature by offering a more sustainable alternative to what is currently offered by the food industry.
A superb initiative that shows that the packaging can also be respectful of the environment and fit perfectly into the heart of our ecosystem. To know more about Emma Sicher and on his project, go to his profile Behance.
Imagined by:Emma Sicher