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Bioplastic Skin

2020 - 2021

Gelatin for biodegradable packaging.


Bioplastic Skin is a research project on using gelatine, from animal hides and fish skins, for biodegradable packaging that could be used instead of polluting plastic packaging. The problem of excessive use of plastic has become widespread and common. Every day big quantities of plastic packaging are thrown away and eventually end up in a landfill or in the ocean. Bioplastic Skin reflects on society’s consumption and the question of waste that follows it and brings a possible solution.

Role in project

Consulting on biodegradable materials.



- Valdís Steinarsdóttir, independent product designer.


Gissur Örlygsson

gissur [at]


This project has received funding from the Icelandic Technology Development Fund.

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