Takeaway packaging made from renewable raw materials – If you’re looking for sustainable alternatives to common disposable packaging, Bioodi is the place to go. For more than a decade, the store has already included sustainable takeaway packaging made from sugar cane production waste in its range. Meanwhile, the range includes a wide selection of products made from other bio-based materials such as[...]

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Organic disposable tableware

Organic disposable food packaging – The store offers a consistently sustainable range of organic disposable food packaging. Many raw materials come from high-quality natural by-products or waste products such as sugar cane fibers or fallen palm leaves, which the manufacturer processes sensibly. Also on offer are products made of bioplastic (PLA) and FSC-certified cardboard – sustainably produced and biodegradable.[...]

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Crush Paper by Favini

Recycled environmentally friendly paper Remove – Crush by Favini is an environmentally friendly paper series, which is produced entirely with green energy. 40% of the paper is post-consumer waste, which is recycled and added to the material. Organic residues from nuts or fruits are used to reduce waste and give by-products another function. Crush is FSC®-certified and available as[...]

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YES Straws

Sustainable straws – YES Straws are made from wheat and sugar cane straws, making them 100% plant-based. The stalks are cleaned and sterilized using the company’s proprietary technology process. For this purpose, the use of chlorine is dispensed with and a high-temperature steam is used. The reeds are sourced from the Poltava region of Ukraine, one of[...]

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Smart Materials – Bioplastics

Bioplastic from food scraps – The “Smart Materials” research team at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa uses food scraps to make a bioplastic. To do this, they studied plant waste products such as cocoa pod shells, rice husks, and vegetables that were pulverized for use in vegetable drinks and colored pasta. Depending on the properties of the[...]

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KAIKU Living Color

Colors from food bowls – KAIKU living color is a sustainable alternative to conventional petroleum-derived paints. Using food trays from vegetables that have already been eaten offers a chemical- and toxin-free option for coloring materials. For the preparation of living colors are particularly suitable avocados, beet, onions and oranges. These are boiled so that first the juice is obtained[...]

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Coconut Water Leather

Leather from coconut water – To produce the biodegradable and waterproof Coconut Water Leather, the coconut water, which is a waste product of coconut processing, is sterilized. The natural substance obtained from this serves as a nutrient for the bacterial culture in the subsequent 12-14 day fermentation process. Once the process is complete, the leaf cellulose jelly obtained can[...]

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Cooking New Materials

Material from organic waste – With the “Cooking new materials” project, food waste such as banana or orange peels or even soy milk is given a new function by being transformed into a leather-like material made from biowaste. The substance bonded with a natural binder to form a substrate has high resistance in contact with water. With their sustainable[...]

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Wine Matters

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From grape marc
– With Wine Matters, Ludovica Cantarelli uses her family’s vineyards to explore how waste streams generated during winemaking can be better utilized and positively add to the final product. The solution: the reuse of grape marc. Through a new artisan process, the grape skins and branches become an aesthetic packaging for the wine. Pressing the[...]

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Edible drinking straw – The German company Wisefood has realized the mission of a plastic-free drinking straw with its SUPERHALM. The edible SUPERHALM, made from natural ingredients, wants to put an end to the mass of disposed plastic drinking straws. Because over a billion of them are thrown away every day. In addition to fruit fibers and cereals,[...]

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