Abstract: In 2018 90 billion tonnes of raw material was extracted globally. It is estimated 20% of this went to waste and with the quickening pace of global metabolism this figure is predicted to have doubled by 2060. In the context of the Anthropocene we need to reduce this incessant cycle of mass extraction and production of waste, change the production systems from linear to cyclic and prove for industries that “lifeless matters” such as waste could be reevaluated from shit to gold. Through an open ended make and tell with world leading agricultural scientists and Swedish natural resource industries we have created a novel biocomposite entirely manufactured from industry waste whilst establishing a symbiosis between these otherwise detached industries.
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