Bioplastics from insects
An incredibly efficient means to convert organic waste into proteins and fats useful in the production of bioplastics already exists in nature - insects! An Italian project VALORIBIO transformed manure and other organic waste from a zoo into innovative bioplastics with specific properties using insects. These bioplastics, mainly for use in the agricultural sector (e.g. mulching films and biodegradable pots), will act as a slow-release fertiliser, releasing nitrogen during their decomposition, once their primary use is over.
The BioArt Gallery presents the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!