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A huge amount of food waste is created by the catering industry and restaurants. Some of it can be avoidable, but some not that easy.

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In earlier days whole animals were used for food and crafts material. Nowadays the whole animal – including bones and shells – is only used on an industrial scale. On  a small scale however, like in the gastronomy, only the edible parts get consumed, inedible animal parts are considered as waste.
 

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With inedible animal food waste, that I got from local restaurants, cafes and butchers I created a material which could offer an alternative to ceramics, by replacing silica sand that is used as an ingredient in ceramics and glazing, and is getting scarce in our near future.

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By replacing replacing silica sand by local waste products, I want to pay attention to a serious yet unknown environmental issue: sand mining and transportation.