Alice Potts has combined food waste with flowers from London parks to create a series of Bioplastic Face Shields which will be shown at the NGV Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia
Potts made the face shields, which she claims are biodegradable, from food waste collected in London as an alternative to the many items of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are made from single-use plastic.
“As a Material Researcher & Inventor, I have spent that last 6 years working on the development of sustainable biofabrication for industry. Including store concept, art exhibitions, catwalks, Fashion Items and products in collaboration with Companies as a freelancer. My focus is on the importance of bodily function within the materiality looking at the interconnection between biology and materiality. Through my innovations i aim to create new future thinking processes in all fields. Reminding people that our bodies are still our greatest technologies. My main focus as an Innovator is to work in collaboration with others to create a new sustainable future, Whilst also educating others.”