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Jars in Blue Hues, 2021

Shellworks is creating a plastic free future by working with bacteria to produce materials that are truly compostable, aesthetic, performant and cost competitive.

At a glance

  • Shellworks is creating truly compostable alternatives to plastic using bacteria.
  • When you throw away a product made from Vivomer, our first material, bacteria which live in the soil and ocean see it as food and eat it. Requiring no additional infrastructure.
  • We’re currently focused on delivering sustainable packaging solutions to the beauty and personal care industry where there are few alternatives to plastic.
  • Shellworks engineering and material know-how allow us to redesign complex multi-material assemblies, that are currently unrecyclable, to be made from a single compostable material.

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