Bioplastik af tang - Materials reinvented - Algae bioplastic

23 feb


23.02.2018, 17:30 til 19:30
30 kr.
Workshop in English
Hvorfor lave drikkeflasker af plastik, som tager 1000 år at nedbryde, når du kan lave bionedbrydeligt plastik af tang? Workshop på engelsk.

Learn how to make your own Algae-based bioplastic at Vesterbro Bibliotek og Kulturhus.

More sustainable plastic
Why produce water bottles of a material that takes up to 1,000 years to decompose when you can use biodegradable agar?
Even though an algae-based bottle will take some time to degrade, it’s still more sustainable than using oil-based plastic. Not only due to decomposing time, just making the plastic bottles requires millions of barrels of oil, and produces millions of tons CO2.

Fablab enthusiast and sustainability researcher will guide you
Your workshop guide is Nel Thomas. Nel's passion for creating goes much further than just making a prototype of a product, but ensuring that the product meets its purpose, shelf life and economy before being recycled or re-used. Her method is to design with the material in mind rather than the machine therefore making the product more sustainable for within a circular economy. You can read more about Nel on her website.

Copenhagen FabLab
The workshop is held in coperation with Copenhagen Fablab. The Fablab at Valby Culture House is an open access tool workshop. Currently the lab has vinyl cutter for cutting signs, antennas and flexible circuits, an X-Carve CNC mill, a laser cutter to make 2D press fit elements which can be assembled to larger 3D structures, two 3D printers (UM Go and UM 3), soldering machines, Arduino projects and sensors. You can access drill press, a scroll saw and various hand tools, sewing machines and printrollers.

Practical info
The workshop is held at Vesterbro Library and Culture house
Vesterbro Bibliotek og Kulturhus, Lyrskovgade 4, 1. sal
1758 Kbh V

Tickets are 30 kr. pr. person and covers materials.
Please use the link under the picture to buy your ticket.