The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the need and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as medical tests that are all made from plastic, so this biodegradable medical COVID-19 test kit is positioned as an eco-friendly alternative.
The test is free from plastic, fiberglass and nitrocellulose, and maintains a design that is completely biodegradable and suitable for being disintegrated in wastewater or even plumbing systems after use. The test can also biodegrade in soil in about 10 weeks to further eliminate its ability to hang around long after it has been used.
The biodegradable medical COVID-19 test kit is the design work of Luis Fernando Sánchez Barrios and can display results in under eight minutes. The QR code on the front will allow users to register their test to have the results logged for public health purposes.