Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati has developed an orange squeezer that turns the waste fruit peel into 3D-printed bioplastic cups to drink the juice from.
Created for global energy company Eni, Feel the Peel is a prototype orange squeezing machine that aims to bring circular design into everyday life.
The 3.10-metre-tall experimental juice bar is topped by a circular dome filled with 1,500 oranges. When someone orders a juice, the oranges slide down into the squeezer where they are cut in half and juiced.
After being juiced, the leftover orange peel falls into a see-through compartment at the bottom of the machine. The collected rinds are then dried and milled to make “orange dust”, which is mixed with polylactic acid (PLA) to form a bioplastic material.
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