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Students develop their knowledge to design a disposable product as a sustainable alternative to an existing product.

Purpose

To understand why increasing use of non-degradable materials is not sustainable and how this is influencing the development of new materials.

To develop understanding of product life cycles as a way of measuring the environmental impact of a product.

To understand the benefits of potato plates and investigate and promote new opportunities for using them in place of plastic and polystyrene alternatives.

Keywords

Sustainability, product life cycle, potato plates, compostable, biodegradable.

    Published 6 April 2009