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Published on March 31st, 2016 | by gatsbyadmin

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Biodegradable Water Bottles Have Arrived

Americans drink approximately 50 BILLION plastic water bottles per year – and each of those bottles can take around one thousand years to decompose. Garbage floats in huge patches throughout the oceans and it is estimated that plastic will outweigh fish in the sea  by the year 2050.

Icelandic Product Designer Ari Jónsson, however, has proposed an idea for the start of the solution to this and similar problems.  Take his water bottle for example. It’s made from algal, a product of algae. It’s 100% natural and 100% biodegradable. It keeps its shape until it’s empty and then it begins to decompose. Can you imagine? Ideally, this would open up doors for all kinds of plastic packaging to use natural and biodegradable materials.

Ari exhibited his project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch. Let’s just hope that major manufacturers take some inspiration from his brilliant invention.

Check out more in the video below.

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