Lucy Hughes | Marinatex

My project began with a visit to MCB Seafoods in Newhaven. MCB are a wholesalers who process fish to be sent out to their customers across the country. On my visit, I was shown areas of the process that produce waste known as waste streams.

One of the waste streams that caught my eye were the skins and scales. Although a waste product, the fish skins and scales are rich in properties that have become the basis of my material, combined with organic binding agents.

It took months of experimenting to refine the components and process to produce a consistent product.
I am currently exploring the properties of the material and working on how it can be applied to replace single use plastics.