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A student at the Iceland Academy of Arts has invented an eco-friendly water bottle. Instead of using plastic, he used a material that decomposes easily: algae.
Most water bottles have a life span of about 450 years, although the really stubborn ones take up to a thousand years to break down. In the US alone, consumption of these plastics reach 50 billion yearly!
That’s why product design student Ari Jonsson came up with a bottle made from algal, a product of algae. It maintains its shape as long as it’s full. Once it’s empty, though, it starts going back to the environment.
“I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used once and then thrown away so I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal…