TZH 58 - Blue innovators: Plastic made from fish


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By UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 2013, FAO launched the Blue Growth Initiative, which supports the development of aquatic resources and the communities that depend on them.

Today, innovators across the globe are coming up with new and exciting ways to harness the ocean’s resources sustainably, from blue fish fashion to the medical use of fish skin. These creative inventions offer potential alternative income generating opportunities for fisheries communities worldwide.

Lucy Hughes is the inventor of MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste. The graduate student's innovation won the 2019 James Dyson Award.

Producer: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

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