A prototype for a cup, saucer and spoon made from 30% bamboo powder, 30% polypropylene (PP) and 40% bioresin, a non-toxic glue made from a by-product of the widget industry, 9% ground rice husks, a waste product of the rice growing/processing industry, and 1% vegetable dye. This sample was created by Cambond Ltd to demonstrate how technology can combine plastics with plant mass to form polymer composites, to explore the mechanical properties of bamboo/polymer composites and to verify manufacturing technologies. Cambond benefited from the Design Council's Spark programme which was launched in 2014 and was a support and funding scheme created to help inventors and entrepreneurs turn ideas into commercially viable products. The cup was an entry for the Horners Award for Plastics Innovation & Design 2017. Cambond are an advanced biomaterial technology company that turn agricultural and other waste into value added products.