Sumary of Woolybubs baby shoes can be dissolved in boiling water:
- They are made from a water-soluble polymer The industry of baby and kids products has so much waste, Milliken told Dezeen.
- After a child has outgrown the Woolybubs Newbie, it can be broken down in 40 minutes in a pot of boiling water. The polymer dissolves in water that has a temperature of 90 degrees Newbies shoes, which come in four pastel colours, are made from a water-soluble plastic polymer called polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and a water-based colouring ink.
- They can be disposed of in an industrial composter The material dissolves like sugar in water, breaking down into solo polymer chains – not microplastics, Milliken said.
- We experienced it ourselves as parents and our goal was to create a product that is useful to parents that will not add damaging substances to the environment or contribute to plastics proliferation. The Newbie [shoe] is our first stride towards the goal of reducing unnecessary waste to landfills, he added.