Orange Juicer Turns Peels Into Cups

Italian design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s “Feel the Peel” machine takes the beloved orange juicer and turns it into a model for sustainability. The oranges are still freshly squeezed, but their peels are turned into biodegradable, bioplastic cups. The massive machine stands over nine feet tall and can accommodate 1,500 oranges. Each is peeled and its rind is dried, milled, and mixed to form a base material that can be heated and melted for a native 3D printer to mould into cups. While the machine is still in concept stage, it’s sound innovation that seeks to eliminate waste on multiple fronts. Read more at Colossal.