StudentDesign   15 February, 2019

An ecological packaging for fries

Peel Saver

Fries companies produce a lot of potato peels waste. The idea of this project is to use this waste material in order to create a street food packaging. The potato peel is made up of starches and fibers components, which after maceration and natural drying, acquire the ability to bond with each other and harden. The obtained material is completely made of production waste and is 100% biodegradable. After being used, the packaging can therefore be usefully re-inserted in the biological cycle becoming animal food or fertilizer for plants.

Fries are thus served inside the same peel that originally contained and protected the potato, returning, in a poetical way, to the natural state in which it was.

Traditional street food packaging has a very short time of use, immediately becoming hard to recycle. Peel Saver is a sustainable remedy whose aim is to replace plasticized paper packaging.

Peel Saver shows a different point of view, a return to simplicity and to what nature already designed for us. Today it is now a necessity that products and packaging are sustainable and recyclable, this project is a proof of how much can still be done in this direction.'

Peel Saver is part of the StudentDesign exhibition during the MilanDesignWeek at BASE, Tortona from 9-14 April 2019. 

Designers Pietro Gaeli, Paolo Stefano Gentile, Simone Caronni