Drones have the potential to revolutionize our lives in many ways. Future uses of the technology being developed now, range from manless taxi services to remote firefighting solutions.

However with technology advances comes an unwanted byproduct: electronic waste. Electronic waste comes in a number of forms including the contamination of soil, water and food with harmful chemicals.

San Fransisco based company, Otherlab has taken on the task of addressing issues related to electronic waste. In particular it has developed a biodegradable drone to deliver medical supplies in countries such as Rwanda.

Biodegradable drones are built using safe decomposable materials such as mushrooms and can carry up to 2 pounds in weight. The technology has been designed for drones to deploy medical supplies on mass and land within 50 feet of a programmed destination.

Value for Dubai

In line with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Global Initiative for combating poverty and disease, biodegradable drones could enable Dubai to support developing nations in need on a greater scale.