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IN Science & Technology ON 04 Mar, 2016
Looking at today's picture of global waste segregation and sanitations, we can conclude that there's more work to do. Regardless of whether the country's developed or developing, there 's no excuse for being at the imperfect state of cleanliness and environmental stability. Having this generalization at one point, it sounds invalid because admittedly, this worldview doesn't recognize the efforts made by some people who are filled with creativity, sense of urgency, will and efficiency to push initiatives that address these. So now, let's put them in the spotlight. Let's talk about them awesome innovation that some people did.
Ever heard of the bubble gum plastic-waste-disposing designs that aim to address bubble gum wastes and wastage from disposable cosmetic packages? If not, this is the right article for you. Let's go ahead and read the viral story about these soon-to-be life-changing bubble gum plastic designs!
Yes, you're right! A gum that comes to help us get rid of bubble gums sticking to our pants and fingers, and of course, be safe from uncontrolled sanitary problems involving this stuff. The company, also named as their flagship bin was inspired by companies Hubbub and Veolia.
Anna Bullus made this art and science possible during her undergraduate degree at the University of Brighton.
It is a gum polymer that is easy to be shaped to what its users may wish to. It was deliberately developed at London Metropolitan University, in accordance with the plans of summoning the idea of Gumdrop to reality. Believe it or not, this technology was used wisely. One great thing about this is that it utilizes bubble gums.
According to reports, Gumdrop was able to install bins to different locations in the UK, and recently, the company launched this initiative to Denmark. It seems that it should conquer Europe first before occupying the world.
Come to think of it, it is hard to just replace the current norm in this planet's cosmetic packaging industry. The bottles we have right now are obviously contributing to future wastes and pollution and we thought that the only thing we could do about this is to boycott bottled products--but not anymore.
Design and nature is too possible for Valente to be intertwined. She exposed that her best asset with this creation is to embrace biological processes like biomimicry.
Valente shared that this bottling is inspired by how Nephentes (or commonly known as pitcher plants) cover their carnivorous side, of course when they've kept their prey within them.
Form follows function. But it seems that Valente did a simultaneous appreciation and application of these two considerations in the design world. This is undeniably incredible. I hope that governments and more progressive environmental groups will stand up to support this and other likely technologies.