Nuatan is a fully biodegradable bioplastic made from a blend of PLA (Polylactic Acid) and Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) developed by the Slovak Institute of Technology. It can be 3D printed, injection molded, or blow-formed like traditional plastic and is said to last up to 15 years and be able to withstand temperatures of over 100 years.
The material could be used to replace all single-serve plastic containers like water bottles which have a negative connotation due to their environmental impact. But before we can start seeing Nuatan in the grocery store, the price of producing it must fall. Because of this, the designers of Nuatan are promoting its use in a line of luxury glasses made from the material to gain more attention and demand.