Soap packaging made of artichoke leaf and pea pod
Addressing the issue of plastic packaging, PACKIOLI is a water-resistant soap packaging that uses artichoke leaf and pea pod bioplastics which are 100% biodegradable and locally sourced. PACKIOLI intended the zero-waste packaging to compete with existing plastic packaging in the market with its sealed edges while meeting the hygiene, logistics and endurance needs of soap brands and also compatibility with production methods such as heat sealing. By using artichoke leaf, it tackles the enormous artichoke waste, 80% of each artichoke thrown out - especially in the west of Turkey.
Izmir University of Economics
'We transform waste into indispensable products'
Alara Ertenü Studio is an emerging design studio specialized in bio-based materials and how they might be transformed into value-added products. We strongly believe that in order to truly achieve sustainability and circularity, local wastes are an important starting point for working on bio-based materials and demonstrating that these can be turned into everyday products right where we live.
Alara Ertenü is a biodesigner, material researcher and 4th year industrial design student based in Izmir, TURKEY. She is interested in biomaterials and how these materials can be turned into value-added products. She believes that to really achieve circularity, local wastes are one of the crucial starting points for working on biomaterials and show people that these materials can turn into every-day products from where we live. Ertenü continues her education in Izmir University of Economics and preparing for the masters in biodesign alongside with establishing her personal brand.