Ari Jónsson Uses Algae to Create Biodegradable Water Bottles

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Product design student Ari Jónsson has combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle. Jónsson – who studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts – exhibited the project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch from 10 to 13 March 2016. After reading about the amount of waste plastic produced every day, the designer felt an “urgent” need to develop a replacement material. “I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used … MORE