12 May 2021
Potato peel used to create tableware
A RANGE of disposable tableware has been designed from potato peel.
Oda Biovajilla, which is made from potato peel and other organic discards, is the brainchild of five young industrial designers from Buenos Aires – Guido Ventura, Paula Vita, Juliana Campanelli, Agustina Chianetta and Clara Cappetta, who looked at making dishes from waste from the gastronomic industry.
Guido said: “We offer a sustainable alternative to the pollution generated by the waste of single-use disposable tableware used in gastronomic fairs and events."
The potato peel has been compacted and agglutinated for use in the tableware while the production centre is based in Paternal, Buenos Aires province, close to the potato peel supplier which Paul stressed reduced the carbon footprint in terms of logistics and transportation.
The potato peel used has to be in good condition and cannot have started to decompose, or have been mixed with other organic or inorganic waste, the team stressed.
Oda Biovajilla has won the Prix INNOVATE 2018 and was one of the winners of the Entrepreneur X Prize of Banco Santander in the 15th edition of 2019.
Source and photo: Potato News