Future Materials Lab

Develop Sustainable Packaging Solutions.

Enter the future materials lab and work as a team to create innovative future materials through experimentation and design. An informative and thought-provoking lab designed to inspire participants to rethink how we use materials and develop sustainable solutions.

Participants have the opportunity to synthesise plastic-free packaging from natural polymers such as algae. Can these unusual capsules really offer a smart, transformative and yet low ecological impact solution to packaging?

Examples include edible plastic-free water bottles (as seen at the 2019 London Marathon) and packaging to replace plastic sachets (e.g fast food ketchup sachets).