Addressing synthetic waste challenges, SEAWEED FOAM offers a fully organic packaging solution made from seaweed and water, sidestepping food-derived materials like corn starch. Extracted from renewable marine resources and coastal seaweed waste, it serves as an eco-friendly alternative for cushioning, packaging, and even backpack and helmet padding. Post-use, this biodegradable material can be home-composted, used as fertiliser, or left to naturally decompose, without harming the environment.
Austeja Platukyte is a creative researcher from Lithuania working in between the disciplines of material design and science, technology and craft. Austeja is a Ph.D. candidate of design and Biomaterials Design lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, a pioneer of material design and Zero Waste philosophy in Lithuania, and a founder of the first sustainable materials collection in Lithuania, called Biomaterials Library, as well as the owner of the newly established Lithuanian startup SEAWEED FOAM. Austeja is participating in various material-related projects, attending the residencies abroad and continuously giving talks about her creative practice and academic approach in the international conferences. morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram