The winner of the James Dyson Award was the 24-year-old Swede Pontus Turnkvist, who invented plastic made from potato starch and water. This is the website of the award.
Turnqvist called his material “potato plastic.” It is obtained after water and starch are heated to a thick mixture, then they are placed in special forms and heated again until the material becomes solid.
It is noted that "potato plastic" can take any form. For example, fast-food restaurants can use it to produce tubes or packages for salt and pepper. The plastic invented by the Swede decomposes in just two months.
Turnkvist received 22 thousand Swedish kronor ($ 2,5 thousand) for the development of his project as a prize.
Established in 2004, the James Dyson Award is named after inventor and engineer James Dyson, the head of Dyson. Students who study in the faculty of design can apply for the prize. The prize is awarded in 26 countries, in 2018 it was first awarded in Sweden.
A source : https://rtvi.com