Amber Waste is Bliss bio-composites are composed of natural amber waste combined with other reclaimed materials. Amber is a fossilised tree resin that originates from extinct conifer trees. Worked amber dates back to the Paleolithic Period and up until now is primarily made into a range of decorative objects and jewellery. Tonnes of amber dust is gathered after processing and usually discarded due to sandpaper contamination. The amount of amber dust in the bio-composite is above 50%, making it the main ingredient. During the bio-composite production process, the dust is molded, melted and pressed. Originally amber is soft and brittle, therefore other waste materials and by-products are added to the formulation, altering its properties. Cellulose, extracted from the sewage waste stream and hemp solid remains after edible oil extraction provides the desired strength. Homeware items and a range of surfaces are developed from the amber bio-composite. Explore Amber Waste is Bliss research.