Vilnius Academy of Arts student Austėja Platūkytė goes to Dubai Design Week

 

Austėja's project "Zero Waste" was selected as part of the Design Week's Global Grad Show. Please find a short summary of the project below:
Designed as an alternative to non-biodegradable plaster, the Zero Waste material is completely organic, fully compostable, and even usable as a fertiliser to retain soil moisture. As a form of packaging, it holds its shape, remains waterproof, and protects against outside damage. Produced through a process of dissolving agar in water and calcium carbonate infused with vegetable-based wax, Zero Waste is a revolution in material packaging and a first step toward the mass production of fully sustainable products.