Student Creates Disposable Plates Made from Eggshells
An Edinburgh Napier University student has created a range of tableware made from upcycled eggshells. Martina Zupan, a fourth-year product design student, designed and produced the product called “Colleggtion”.
The process to make the disposable circular plate with tearaway cutlery currently has a patent pending. The product is one of hundreds of exhibits at Edinburgh Napier’s More Than A Degree Show.
The student believes her tableware could help highlight the opportunities that upcycling waste eggshells can bring.
Ms Zupan said: “The idea literally came to me one day as I was making scrambled eggs in the house and after some extensive research I found that
despite eggshells carrying a range of beneficial components, very little was actually being done to upcycle the waste product.
“I tested eggshell powder in a range of formats – including adding it to muffins, into plaster for egg cups and even cement and other resins but it was the tableware idea that really caught my imagination.”
Source: BBC News