Green Concept Award 2021

Green Pre-Selection 2021

Japanese Knotweed Project United Kingdom

Transforming a problematic plant into biomaterials

Reynoutria japonica is considered the worst weed in Europe and has caused serious damage to the natural and built environment. This project aims to reduce the negative impact of this species by using design as a tool to turn something negative into positive. Through an investigative process of its parts and reuse of its disposal, the plant proved to be a precious local source of raw material for a range of industries.

Company/Institution: Royal College of Art
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