February 2, 2020People

James Dyson Foundation 2019 winner

This year's UK national James Dyson Award winner is 23-year-old Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex. Lucy attempts to solve the problem of both single-use plastics and inefficient waste streams by harnessing fish offcuts to create a unique plastic alternative, MarinaTex.

MarinaTex is a bioplastic made of organic fish waste ordinarily destined for landfill or incineration and locally sourced red algae. It is a translucent and flexible sheet material, making it ideal for applications in single-use packaging.

The video is filmed in Newhaven, highlighting our marine biodiversity and shares details about the production of MarinaTex. To watch the full video click here.

Read the full article on The James Dyson Award website.

Lucy Hughes
Newhaven Enterprise Zone