A SCOTTISH student has come up with a top class business idea and designed a product called Colleggtion – a round disposable plate with tearaway cutlery that is made from waste eggshells.

Martina Zupan, a fourth-year product design student at Edinburgh Napier University, came up with the idea for the tableware while she was making scrambled eggs.

She has since developed a process that allows for waste eggshells to be formed into products.

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The 26-year-old's creation is currently patent pending and is one of hundreds of exhibits at Edinburgh Napier’s More Than A Degree Show, which runs from today until May 28.

Zupan said: “The idea came to me one day as I was making scrambled eggs in the house and after some extensive research I found that despite eggshells carrying a range of beneficial components, very little was actually being done to upcycle waste product.

"I think I’ve managed to produce a sophisticated product that has the potential to highlight a new method.”