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How seaweed could replace plastic bags and packaging

Sway makes compostable replacements for thin-film plastic out of seaweed, sourcing raw materials from seaweed farms that can provide habitat for sea life, combat ocean acidification, and create jobs.

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The seaweed startup world needs to slow down

"Packaging made from seaweed can help solve our plastics problem, but not if we rush it," writes Sway's Head of Impact & Sustainability Russell Reed.

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Guacamole Airplane Sustainable Packaging Supplier Guide

The studio — which has worked with the likes of Allbirds, Nike, Whole Foods and Lumi — calls the guide a vital resource for brands and designers looking for information on sustainability.

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Seaweed-Based Sway Is A Way For Single-Use Plastic To Disappear

Sway makes makes seaweed-based, home-compostable replacements for plastic packaging. And its materials even come in a rainbow of colors.

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Why seaweed is a natural fit for replacing certain plastics

"Seaweed and kelp are called the lungs of the ocean,” says Ives. “Over the last several years we have seen more farming to help...

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Is Seaweed the Answer to Single-Use Plastic?

The company behind a seaweed-derived alternative to polybags and other forms of single-use plastic has closed on a $2.5 million seed raise...

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Bay Area company replacing plastic bags with compostable versions made from seaweed

Worldwide plastic pollution shows no signs of stopping, despite bans on single-use plastic bags such as the ones in California.

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Sway Co-Founder Shares Update on Startup's Race to Bring Seaweed to the Packaging World

The young startup is now partnering with companies in apparel, cosmetics, and household goods on both product development and test pilots for the material, some of which will see the light of day next year. 

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How Sway’s Seaweed Material May Replace Single-Use Plastic and Lead a Design Revolution

Seaweed is a benevolent resource which sequesters tons of carbon – and just happens to be a great feedstock for packaging.

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These Winning Designs are Helping Us Reimagine the Plastic Bag

Sway’s design uses seaweed-derived material that is bio-based and designed to be carbon-negative, meaning it removes carbon from the environment when it’s made rather than adding to it. 

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2021 Trend Report:
Regeneration Rising

Change is coming. We are on the cusp of an impactful new era that harnesses regenerative practices. Sway as listed as one of the key technologies which will help brands aiming for positive and restorative impact, rather than just seeking to do less harm. 

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From Plastic to Seaweed: Julia Marsh on Regenerative Design

There was a time when you didn’t think twice about the materials used to wrap your products or food. Now, one can safely hope, everyone knows plastic is a problem. Whether that leads to wiser, long-term behavior is a design challenge.

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