Arbeitskreis Recycling e.V.

LAUCHSTOFF - products of fibrous waste

Maximilian Schatz, Weimar (D)
leek fibers, water, in part natural glycerin (for flexibility)

The large proportion of fibrous waste that accrues when harvesting leeks is here used as a raw material for compostable products. The idea is presented taking the example of a shoe. By boiling, shredding, pressing (using a molded cast) and drying, a sandal was produced without adding binders as a natural adhesive arises in the process. (Bachelor’s Thesis, Product Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2018)