My work on bioplastics (biodegradable plastics developed from renewable biological materials) began while working on my senior thesis on American funeral reform but quickly became a passion I still fiddle with in my spare time.
Through several rounds of testing I developed a bioplastic made from algae and waste paper (donated by a New Jersey recycling facility.
A stand alone closet created entirely from post consumer waste and renewable bioplastics. Everything from the milk protein based paint, to the soybean husk silk doors is renewable and environmentally friendly. Even the wooden frame and hinges were made using reclaimed lumber.
Materials were tested for weight bearing capabilities, flex, fire resistance, and structural integrity.