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Prawn design a winner for science student

Prawn design a winner for science student

Prawn design a winner for science student – watch the amazing creation

Prawn design a winner for science student

A development in the use of discarded prawn shells won Rhea Thomas a top accolade in The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024.

The young student recognised for creating a paper-form material that can be used in take away containers and plant pots. 

Behind the idea is a method to promote the regeneration of waste into valuable resources.

Seasprout is a bio-material innovation that utilises shrimp shell waste from the frozen seafood industry.  This to make bio-degradable bedding trays and pots for the horticulture and agriculture industry.

The award ceremony took place on 28 February 2024 at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.

Rhea Thomas is a transdisciplinary designer and social innovator.  She is passionate about tackling complex problems and creating holistic solutions that catalyze system-level change—merging design, technology, and material science rooted in a human and planet-centric approach.

She cares deeply about leading with optimism, compassion, and curiosity. These core values enable her to design ecosystems, strategies, and products to re-imagine a better future.

Rhea holds a joint MA/MSc in Global Innovation Design from the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London.

ynuk.tv went to meet Rhea to talk about her impressive talent.

The Royal College of Art is a public research university in London, with campuses in South Kensington, Battersea and White City.


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