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Innovations by emerging designers: the James Dyson Award 2019

For 15 years, the James Dyson Award has been searching the globe for technological and design solutions to current problems. One of the topics under intense debate at the moment is the use of plastic; where and how it is used, and how it is recycled. In her MarinaTex project, Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex has developed an alternative bioplastic made from red algae and fish waste. The transparent, flexible film she has developed can be used to replace conventional plastic, such as packaging, for example. Based on her research, Lucy Hughes won the international James Dyson Award 2019, which comes with a cash prize of £30,000.

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