Modern consumers constantly crave the latest gadgets, easily bored with what they have. This throwaway culture clogs up landfill sites with non-biodegradable objects that are still functional. To reduce this waste, Connie Lee designed Dearbio T.F., a series of eco-friendly products made of a tapioca-based plastic. Tapioca grows readily in any tropical region and can be completely composted within months. Her series features everything from facings for consumer electronics such as speakers, to desk lamps, to planters. All are flat-packed to reduce transport costs and packaged in the same biodegradable material. Part of the profit is channeled back to the tapioca farmers.
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