The compost sculpture is made out of Plantic HP1, a newly developed biodegradable plastic based on cornstarch. It absorbs the water and decomposes in nearly 2 hours. The material is used in the packaging industry as an alternative to non-degradable, oil-based plastics.
The sculpture is inspired by the "soya sauce fish"-bottle. The original plastic bottle is 5cm long and filled with soya sauce. You can find it in the supermarkets in a package of fastfood sushi. As our plastic waste is not biodegradable and lots of it ends up polluting our oceans, fishes eat the plastic waste in supposition it would be plancton. Hence, how the plastic returns into our foodcycle again.
The Soysauce fish symbolizes this problem very well. It has a plastic screw cap on it's mouth, that expresses this feeling of powerlesness. I took the sculpture and enlarged it for my sculpture. With the help of the company Plantic Technologies Europe, we started mass-producing the fish out of Plantic HP1. Thanks for realising this project with me!