Personal Project ｜ 2 Months ｜ 2020
Bioplastic made from rice
This project is an ongoing material exploration that discovers different possibilities of rice and use rice to create flexible, soft, and unique bioplastic. The project aims to allow more people to create sustainable materials by themselves, to experience and raise awareness of the negative impact of plastic. It also aims to educate people about the potential of our nature in the context of the circular economy.
Sustainable Material Exploration Process
Reform the rice paper into liquid
Liquid formula testing
I melted down the rice paper and blended it into rice starch liquid. The experiments were carried out by changing the ratio of vinegar and glycerin in order to compare the thickness, flexibility, toughness, and firmness of the rice plastic.
1 : 1 : 2 : 12
Glossy & Matte
The unique textures are determined by different baking temperature, baking time, and coloring
The Next Step & Education Plan
The material experiment of rice plastic will continue in the future,
incorporating with other natural materials, applying to other
products, as well as becoming a possible plastic alternative.
Possible Future Plan
Produce Rice Plastic
Kid and her parent learning from the experiment