YOUR PERSONAL CARBON STORAGE (YPCS) Speio
Limited editions: 30
Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 5.5 cm
Store carbon and your small items in a work of art!
A work of art, a place to keep your items and sustainable carbon storage all in one beautiful object. YPCS is designed with our signature approach to AI and generative design and 3D printed using PLA that contains mussel shells.
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As intensive farming and unsustainable product cycles contribute to the ecological crisis, aquaculture - the cultivation of shellfish, algae and molluscs - provides a more responsible alternative. Mussels are sustainably farmed, a good source of nutrients and store CO2 inside their shells whilst growing, thus contributing to lowering carbon emissions. They are present in local cuisine on almost every continent, yet after consumption, their shells are usually just discarded, releasing the stored CO2 back into the environment. Returning the shells to the water or repurposing them as a bio-material ensures that the carbon footprint of the mussel production cycle does not increase. Your Personal Carbon Storage provides a beautiful solution by using a mussel-based PLA in the 3D printing process.
As 80% of marine litter is plastic, governing bodies are implementing policies, such as the 2021 EU ban on single-use plastics, to shift towards a circular economy of plastic reuse and increase funding for research and production of biomaterials.
Currently, two limited edition designs are available; each piece is one out of 30.
Your Personal Carbon Storage is produced on demand as we believe in responsible production methods. Pre-order yours now and receive it within 60 days!
This storage lifecycle lasts for more than 15 years. If you would like your storage to be recycled to another shape or product with an equivalent size - please send it back to us, and you can have a brand-new design at a discount. If you don't need the object anymore - it can decompose in industrial conditions - please get in touch with us for more information.
Your Personal Carbon Storage is designed to be used indoors. Outside usage will dramatically decrease the lifetime of the object.
Currently, each art piece stores 20 grams of CO2; this amounts to 1 km of emissions from a car ride that a tree would need 1,5 days to remove from the atmosphere. Having more objects from our collection at home helps prevent their release into the environment. If you want to support our material research to improve the number of mussels used, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Viktar Kalesnikau