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Shimmering sequins and beads are largely made from petroleum plastic or synthetic resins, and their disposal contributes to the micro-plastic problem plaguing the environment. Elissa Brunato, a designer graduating from Central St Martins in London, collaborated with material scientists Tiffany Abitbol and Hjalmar Granberg at RISE to demonstrate that it is possible to make sequins from cellulose extracted from trees.

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