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Eurasian watermilfoil

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Biodegradable 246 Board material 31 Circular 229 Plant-based 178 Vegan 97

Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil

Photos: Benedikt Trojer

In:between

In:between is a material research and design project centred around an invasive aquatic plant: the Eurasian watermilfoil.

Human activities, such as over-fertilisation and global lifestyles have contributed to the spread of this aquatic plant. The invasiveness affects the water ecosystem and immensely reduces local biodiversity. In:between investigates the eco-social and design potentials to discover hidden added values of the Eurasian watermilfoil.

Currently there are efforts to remove this invasive aquatic plant species from water systems to be composted or stored. This process is often quite expensive. In:between extends and intensifies the plant’s lifespan by adding a new usage beyond landfill and composting: the removed aquatic plants are transformed into practical objects and used in new areas. The products are 100% compostable, as they do not contain any glue or additional materials.

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Eurasian watermilfoil