HUID is a project that aims to create an exemplary model of what a circular local economy could look like by way of combining waste streams and by-products, as well as creating a biodegradable material that can help to circumvent the issues surrounding petroleum based materials.
Onions are fairly ubiquitous around the world, their skins often destined for compost. The intervention of using such a common material prevents further plastic usage that can be implemented on a local level in many places, while only delaying the onion skin's journey to the compost pile for a short while.
By-products involved in the production of HUID can also be recycled back into a local community for other purposes. The water used to treat the skins before processing can be used as a textile dye for artisanal purposes, or as the base of a vegetable stock.
Currently applications for packaging are being developed, but the full scope of the material is still unknown. Qualities and colour ranges are still being developed. HUID is not being supplied commercially yet, but is open to small scale collaborations.
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