Anyone who has the pleasure of working with me knows I take food waste and garbage sorting Very Seriously. I found this Design Boom article on Japanese designer Kosuke Araki, who
creates series of tableware and vessels using daily food waste with the intention to make users reflect on their daily consumption patterns. The anima collection is made from carbonized vegetable waste mixed with animal glue and finished with urushi, a Japanese lacquer that historically has a close relationship with food. techniques to adjust the viscosity of urushi involve mixing it with foods such as rice or tofu – an aspect which the designer has revisited in a contemporary way.
Check it out on Design Boom!