WASTE WARE – PRODUCTS MADE FROM FOOD WASTE
Studio Barbara Gollackner, Peter König
Every year, 90 million tons of food are thrown away in Europe. And, in the same period, disposable crockery accounts for a further 26 million tons of garbage. Based on the assumption that, in future, every household will have a 3-D printer, Barbara Gollackner and Peter König are exploring the potential of using food waste as organic printing material. As the largest producers of such waste, how can consumers use it in a positive way? Which new materials could be created in this scenario? Stale bread (Austria’s food waste #1) is transformed into small spoons, limp carrots into little flower pots – and, as a result, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK into a field of experimentation for 3-D printed sustainability.