I use oyster shells to make paint.

Martine Le Lu

France / Kervellerin
Innovation : Marketed / Broadcasted
What to do with the oyster shells that pile up from year to year along the coast of Brittany? Martine found one way to make use of them, and if you’ve driven down the motorway lately, you’ve probably seen it in action.

It took Martine a bit of time to understand what we wanted from the shoot. So on our first trip we arrived just as the oyster season was ending. We returned a second time but the chain of production wasn’t working. Luckily the third time was a charm.

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Actualités du pionnier

Martine Le Lu joins the Shamengo Villa

16 February 2016
For the Shamengo Villa, the Kervellerin plant is producing biodegradable 3D-printed objects made from recycled materials like oyster shells.

Oyster shells new 3D printing material

17 December 2014
In partnership with the l’Université de Bretagne-Sud, our pioneer Martine Le Lu, who recycles waste oyster shells, has developed a new biodegradable filament to print 3D objects.