Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters
Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters

South Korea

Eco-friendly furniture made of bioplastics is this South Korean artist’s way of reducing waste and helping the world

  • South Korean artist Ryu Jong-dae uses a cornflour-based bioplastic in his artwork in a bid to reduce plastic waste
  • In South Korea, more than 8.2 million tonnes of plastic waste, which can take hundreds of years to decompose, was produced in 2018

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Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters
Polylactic acid is a bioplastic made from renewable resources, including cornflour, and can degrade after a few years – which is why Ryu Jong-dae is experimenting with it in his furniture designs as he wants to reduce plastic waste. Photo: Reuters
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