Pepa Chesworth Russell

Repurposing Shellfish Waste

We were challenged to create a new material out of waste. Using leftover shellfish waste recovered from local seafood restaurant Crabshakk, Finnieston, we developed a new bioplastic made from oyster and lobster shells.

Group / 4 weeks


The bioplastic was flexible and had a smooth finish

Calcium carbonate, a substance found in oyster shells can be used as a fertiliser


The leaflet provided details of the experiments leading to the bioplastic


Examples of folio pages