Shellmet: the helmet created from waste scallop shells

by Editors Staff

Shellmet is the newest innovation from TBWAHakuhodo’s artistic group and Osaka-based Koushi Chemical Trade Co.

A small village on the tip of Japan’s northernmost island Hokkaido might have discovered an progressive resolution to managing a yearly pile of 40,000 tons of discarded scallop shells from the world’s seafood business. Cleaned, pulverised, and blended with recycled plastic, the shells are reworked into Shellstic (a portmanteau of shell and plastic), an environmentally pleasant materials that may be moulded and utilized in a lot the identical means as common plastics. Left on the bottom, the shells are feared to trigger soil contamination and are an enormous concern for the locals.

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