Be creative, and help save the environment using food waste to create new materials.

In this workshop, industrial designer Maddison Ryder, creator of the award-winning Lettuce Eat project will introduce you to an emerging world of biomaterials made from food waste.

Around the globe, about a third of all edible food is wasted, thrown straight into landfill or the compost at best. When food waste rots it releases methane, which is about 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Maddison’s mission is to utilise food waste towards a more sustainable future.

Come and play with your food to create beautiful materials that could be the new paper, plastic, fabric… Possibly any material you can think of! Learn how to manipulate food to achieve a variety of textures, colours, smells and more.

Explore how these DIY materials can be used to create a wide range of new artworks, from usable vessels to wearable objects, all biodegradable!

Suitable for ages 13 to 25.

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Sat 22 / Feb 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Northbank, Flinders Walk, Melbourne, VIC 3000 United States



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