Material innovation is the cornerstone of PlasticFree. Without boundary-pushing material scientists propelling us beyond the petrochemical status-quo, a post-plastic economy wouldn't be possible.
Thankfully, a whole host of innovators are dedicated to creating healthier, safer, and more environmentally conscious materials that are slowly but surely impacting industry from fashion to food. To kick off 2024, we've rounded up five innovations that are set to gain momentum this year. From the latest Spinnova offering, to plant-based insulation and an alt-leather formed by micro-organisms, these are the five materials to watch.