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3D Printing Against the Food Waste Crisis

Food waste and additive manufacturing are two important developments in the recent years. The first a shocking crisis, the latter a solution for a variety of problems and challenges. Two Dutch students made the two cross paths now and upcycle unwanted food into 3D-printed luxurious snacks.

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Turning food waste into paper

Only certain parts of the agricultural products, usually the roots, fruits, seeds or juices, end up as food. While some parts of the plants are used as animal feed, billions of tons of agricultural residue remain and often end up as waste and are burned or used for energy generation. PaperWise has come up with a process that uses the plant residue to produce high quality paper that can be recycled up to seven times.

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