Bioplastic Fantastic

French design company Alki have designed their first bioplastic chair: “The Kuskoa Bi”. The Alki

workshop is in a valley at the foot of the Pyrenees in France and their proximity to untouched

mountains and forests keeps them conscious of the impact they have on the environment.

They have always used sustainably forested timber and natural fibres in their upholstery so

finding a new alternative to plastic was pretty exciting. With similar characteristics to fossil fuel

plastic, bioplastic can be injected, extruded and thermoformed but it’s made from plant-based

renewable resources (beet, corn starch, sugarcane, etc.) The other great thing is that because it’s

plant-based it’s also biodegradable.

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