Made from naturally-derived polymers—related to the plastic Forbes magazine named one of the “Five Molecules That Will Change the World”—the EcoGen Bath Set contains sturdy, biodegradable accessories that withstand rigorous use, then break down in compost or soil when the right time comes. Including a toothbrush holder, a small bath box and a soap dish, the set comes beautifully packaged in a gift box—although that just makes it harder to give away.
Set comprises: waste bin, toothbrush holder, soap dish, soap dispenser, toothbrush mug and two storage boxes with lids. To create its EcoGen line, Design Ideas enlisted an award-winning plastics designer to create a polymer from entirely renewable materials—special bacteria are fed corn-starch sugars, which they then store as PHBV plastic. EcoGen items will biodegrade in six to nine months when composted.