Photographed by Stephanie Comelli, styled by Christine Comelli.
The Cradle Kit
“To eliminate the concept of waste means to design things - products, packaging, and systems from the very beginning on the understanding that waste does not exist.” – William McDonough (Cradle-To-Cradle Design, 2002)
Did you know that Australian's throw away almost one quarter of the food they purchase? Common food waste products (such as potato skins and banana peels) can offer at-home-DIYers the opportunity to create their own casts and usable goods once they're turned into bioplastics. The Cradle Kit is an easy-to-use tool to simplify the bioplastic-making process, making it easier and more accessible for the everyday person to create and craft by vacuum-forming bioplastic products. The Cradle Kit contains a main vessel which can achieve all steps necessary to produce bioplastics including straining, pouring, heating and mixing. The second part of the Cradle Kit is a CNCed DuPont Corian tray which assists the setting of the bioplastic, making it easy to form 1mm-thick sheets – perfect for vacuum-forming.