Plastic is everywhere. It has reached the depths of the ocean and every link in the food chain. Many of our consumer products and industrial processes depend on plastics - yet one-third of all plastics being made today will end up in the planet’s ecosystems. Developing biodegradable alternatives for plastic are among our biggest and most urgent innovation challenges.
In Waste to Wonder: Bioplastics, students are immersed into the world of sustainable design innovation. Students will delve into the exciting realm of bioplastics, exploring alternatives derived from renewable resources like vegetable fats, oils, kombucha, corn starch, straw, woodchips, coconut shells, sawdust, and recycled food waste. By applying innovative processes to these materials, students will craft their unique bioplastic compositions and design forward-thinking packaging solutions to combat the pervasive issue of single-use plastic waste.
Through online registration, a deposit of $200 is paid via credit card. The final payment is paid by check.