Plastics don’t break-down, they break-up

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The plastics we use every day and from which most single-use products are made – such as glasses, cutlery and plates – do not rot, like paper or food. Instead, they remain in the environment for centuries.

Every year, 400 million tons of plastics are produced and 40% are single-use plastics. 

Experiments show that plastics and microplastics damage aquatic creatures, as well as turtles and birds: They block digestive tracts, diminish the urge to eat, and alter feeding behavior, all of which reduce growth and reproductive output. Their stomachs stuffed with plastic, some species starve and die.

Scientists also remain concerned about the impacts of microplastics on human health because they are ubiquitous, invisible, and have entered our food chain.

There is no point in taking so much risk and causing so much damage just for using a product for a few minutes before throwing it away.

Fortunately, in this technological era, we can rely on companies that offer sustainable alternatives for single-use plastics.

The technology toolbox: Innovative solutions

Biotrem is a greentech company developing an innovative and patent-protected manufacturing process of bio-based single-use products from sustainable organic raw materials – leftovers and by-products of the agri-food industry – such as wheat bran, corn bran, cassava by-products, seaweed, algae, and many others.

Products manufactured through the innovative Biotrem technology are a viable and environmentally friendly alternative to single-use products – among others for tableware and food packaging – manufactured from petroleum-derived raw materials, cellulose pulp or chemically treated materials. Solutions offered by Biotrem also create new business opportunities for the agricultural and food industries through the efficient management and valorisation of industrial leftovers or by-products.

Properties

Biotrem’s disposable wheat bran tableware is suitable for serving hot and cold meals. It can be used in classic ovens or microwave ovens.

Their products are robust and stable – you can comfortably and safely use them at home, on a picnic, in the bar, during the open-air even or in the restaurant. Since the plates and bowls are made from clean edible wheat bran, you could safely give them a bite or feed it to a goat!

Biotrem products are not only safe and biodegradable but also reduce the waste stream and help saving the natural environment. Key environmental benefits of Biotrem products (comparing to plastic-based products): CO2 emission reduced by 80%; impact on human health, environment and resources reduced by 60-80%; energy consumption reduced by 80%; 100% plant-based raw materials; 100% biodegradable within 30 days (home compostable).

Products manufactured through the Biotrem technology are ahead of the latest regulations regarding the environmental protection, waste management and utilisation of disposable tableware and packaging. 

Definitely a great option to replace single-use-plastics.

High-five to the environment!