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Bio-material from prawn shell waste

Seasprout is a bio-material innovation that utilizes shrimp shell waste from the frozen seafood industry to make bio-degradable bedding trays and pots for the horticulture and agriculture industry. The project operates at the intersection of design, technology, and material science within a circular biosystem, factoring in the social environmental and economic impacts. This closed-loop approach minimizes waste, maximizes resource efficiency, and promotes a regenerative system where waste is repurposed into valuable resources while empowering the local fishing community in Nellore, India.

Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Art is a public research university in London, United Kingdom, with campuses in South Kensington, Battersea and White City. It is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the United Kingdom.
United Kingdom
Rhea Thomas
Rhea Thomas is a transdisciplinary designer and social innovator passionate about tackling complex problems and creating holistic solutions that catalyze system-level change—merging design, technology, and material science rooted in a human and planet-centric approach. She cares deeply about leading with optimism, compassion, and curiosity. These core values enable her to design ecosystems, strategies, and products to re-imagine a better future. She holds a joint MA/MSc in Global Innovation Design from the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London.
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