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Studio Klarenbeek & Dros on Algae
Algae produce the majority of oxygen we breath in, by binding carbon dioxides and converting it into biomass, as they absorb carbon (C) and produce O2 as a waste product: clean air.. In a relatively brief period, humans released a vast amount of CO2 into the atmosphere, from organic matter that lay buried in the ground for millions of years. With effects such as global heating, acidification of the oceans as a result, it’s important to bind CO2 from the atmosphere as quickly as possible. And this can be done by binding the carbon to biomass. As designers, we love nothing more than producing mass: products and materials. So, for us it’s the golden formula. Everything that surrounds us our – products, houses and cars – can be a form of CO2 binding. If we think in these terms, makers can bring about a revolution. It’s about thinking beyond the carbon footprint: instead of zero emissions we need ‘negative’ emissions.