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Rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at Dutch Design Week 2015

29 October 2015

Tree.

The "tree bag" is made from fibres extracted from coconut husks, a by-product of conventional cultivation. Fibres are pressed with natural rubber to form a light, sturdy, and naturally waterproof fabric. In its natural state, rubber is fully biodegradable.

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Technological products Use this and other examples to identify materials that technological products are made from. Level 1
Technological products Describe this and other examples to illustrate how the manipulation of materials contributed to a product’s fitness for purpose. Level 4
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose. Level 1
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Keywords: sustainable, bag, textiles, characteristics of technology, technological products

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