Let the Bacteria do the Cleaning

Dusting furniture and floors should be history in forty years time, as special bacteria in a yet to develop cleaning product will be eating the dirt.

The speculative cleaning product Terra BioNet, developed by Tim Brüggemann and Matthias Mittelsten Scheid of the Mannheim Universiteit, won the international innovation challenge organized by the German brand Henkel – creator of products Persil washing powder, Pritt-glue and Schwarzkopf shampoo.

Terra Bionet is a biologically degradable cleaning product, which includes genetically modified bacteria that feed on dirt. It is the dream of every cleaner and yet another step in the fusing of the made & the born.

Pity the technology is expected to hit the shelves only in 2050. If only this product was a bit more feasible it would nicely fit in our upcoming Nano Supermarket, of which submissions are still welcome until May 31th 2010.