plastic-polluction-ocean_835x303

Biodolomer for Life will participate in Plastic Ocean Panel discussion in Ängelholm on February 26th

Plastic Ocean

On February 26th Biodolomer® for Life has been invited to participate during a panel discussion, during the screening of the film “Plastic Ocean”, regarding the growing problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, as fossil plastics add to the plastic sea belts, as well as the microplastics content, causing great harm to both environment and wildlife.

Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at NSR AB and Vera Park, is representing Biodolomer® for Life during the panel discussion and will share information about the project and the circular economy, as well as the benefits with Biodolomer®.

The panel discussion is taking place as part of the screening of the documentary film “Plastic Ocean”, which addresses the problems associated with 10 million tons of plastics ending up in the environment – in the ocean and on land – every year.

Interested in the film?

The film is screened on February 27th in Hörsalen, Ängelholms bibliotek, at 19:00; free entrance, no pre-booking.


Disclaimer

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

180209-oxhallen

Biodolomer® for Life exhibits in Helsingborg this Saturday (2018-02-10)

Biodolomer® for Life has been invited to exhibit during the Event “Den odlande stadsbasaren” (The cultivating city bazaar) at Oxhallen in Helsingborg on Saturday February 10th.

The event is part of a pilot project to promote “innovation for sustainable urban development in Helsingborg, Landskrona and Stockholm” and aims to explore the opportunities associated with green workplaces and companies, as sustainable and integral neighborhoods through urban cultivation is a strong trend in large cities globally.

During the event Biodolomer for Life will present how products made from Biodolomer® can help further this aim through the innovative nature of the material, which is fully biodegradable biomaterial made with renewable ingredients. This to realize the goal of creating the circular economy.

The exhibition will be open  between 12:00 – 16:00 and the event between 12:00 and 19:00

Biodolomer for Life hope to see you there!

Adress to the event:

Oxhallen
Bredgatan 25, 25225 Helsingborg, Sweden


The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se
Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

 

rogle-bk-835x303

Biodolomer® for Life exhibited during SHL game at Lindab Arena in Ängelholm

Swedish Hockey League team Rögle BK had kindly invited the Biodolomer® for Life project to exhibit at the club’s sustainability day. The day was arranged on December 26th, during their game against Linköping HC. It was part of the club’s efforts to work for a sustainable future; both as a youth player academy, as well as a dedicated member of society.

Approximately 4700 people had decided to put their Christmas celebration on hold and instead visit Lindab Arena. The exhibition was open for the audience before and during the game. Biodolomer for Life had been given a place just inside of the entrance, with unimpeded exposure towards the visitors. This proved to be the ideal place from which to showcase our messages and product samples, as well as striking up conversations with passersby. Interested visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Biodolomer®, renewable fully biodegradable biomaterials and the circular economy. They were also  shown how the Biodolomer for Life project fits into it all.

Judging by the reactions, interest in biomaterials is gaining momentum, with negative side effects from plastics being common knowledge. However, the information provided by producers and retailers regarding the environmental attributes of their products often are difficult to understand. Claims of being “green” or “recyclable”, whilst factually correct, does not always mean what the consumers believe they mean. Instead, many of these products are not biodegradable or recyclable and will not fit into the circular economy.

About Biodolomer®

Biodolomer is certified to be both biodegradable and compostable, is produced from renewable materials and, as is one of the purposes of the Biodolomer for Life project, can help close the loop in the circular economy.

Disclaimer

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. The project’s key principals are Båstad Municipality, GAIA BioMaterials AB and NSR AB.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

 

ice-hockey-8335_303

December 26th Biodolomer® for Life will be at Lindab Arena for Rögle – Linköping game

Biodolomer® for Life – via NSR and Vera Park – has been invited to attend the SHL-game Rögle BK – Linköping on December 26th at Lindab Arena, in order to emphasize the club’s commitment to the environment and sustainable living.

From 13:45, when the Arena opens to the public, until 15:15, when the game starts, we will have an exhibition stand and inform about the Biodolomer for Life project, in particular:

  • The scope and aims of the Biodolomer for Life project, as well as what LIFE is.
  • Biodolomer and how it differs from plastics and other bioplastics
  • Biodolomer compared with other materials, such as paper, fossil plastics and other bioplastics

A wide range of sample products made from Biodolomer will be on display, showing how fossil plastics – as well as other materials – can be replaceed by Biodolomer.

We invite everyone interested in hockey and the environment to come visit us before face-off.

Read more about the game here


Disclaimer

The Biodolomer® for Life project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

#Biodolomerforlife #Biodolomer #Biomaterial #Bioplastics #LIFE #Rögle #SHL

helsingborg_835_303

Helsingborg promotes biomaterials over fossil-based plastics

In a debate article published in the Swedish newspaper Kvällsposten on Sunday, Helsingborg’s City Council announced that by 2020, the city will stop buying fossil-based plastic products, with the aim of completely removing plastics from the city’s residual waste in 2035.

Everyone’s responsibility to act

In the article, Helsingborg’s City Council especially emphasized that it is everyone’s responsibility to act, as the solutions to the plastic problem are mostly local, which is why the city will do its part in contributing to the solution. For the City of Helsingborg, this means working to have framework agreements in place that prioritize fossil-free and degradable products above fossil plastics. The same will apply when the city makes municipal land available for events and activities, such as market squares, food trucks, and more. Procurements of goods and services that amount to well over a billion SEK annually, together with a long list of lease agreements, gives the City of Helsingborg the muscles to support this goal.

The announced efforts are part of Helsingborg’s long-term environmental work, which led to ranking  first in Aktuell Hållbarhet’s annual list over best environment municipalities in 2017.

We will do our part through Biodolomer® for Life

GAIA BioMaterials welcomes the City of Helsingborg’s initiative and praises their courage to “walk the talk” – something we have long called for from public officials and organizations. As a local company with cutting edge expertise within this field, we will do our utmost to help the City of Helsingborg to achieve these goals. GAIA – together with its business partners – are already offering a large number of biodegradable bio-based products that cover most of the municipality of Helsingborg’s needs for realizing the 2020 fossil plastic-free procurement objective, as well as the long-term goal of fossil plastic-free waste handling by 2035 .

GAIA BioMaterials is already running the project “Biodolomer® for Life” together with Båstad Municipality and NSR AB, with financial support from the EU’s LIFE program. The goal is to replace fossil plastics with GAIA’s biodegradable and compostable biomaterial Biodolomer®, thus closing the loop in the “Circular Economy”.

https://www.expressen.se/kvallsposten/debatt-kvp/nu-ska-helsingborg-plastbanta/

 

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

 

ake-835x303

GAIA BioMaterials Åke Rosén is awarded Helsingborg’s environmental award

GAIA’s founder, inventor and enthusiast Åke Rosén, has been awarded the City of Helsingborg’s environmental award for 2017. The award is shared with the Food Cooperative, a local initiative to offer locally produced and organic food. It was announced on Tuesday morning in a press release.

The jury, consisting of the presidium of the Environment Committee and the City Planning Board, as well as the City Environment Director, City Planning Director and Business Director, explains the appointment as follows:

“Åke’s mission in life is to constantly develop climate-smart materials for packaging in the food industry and to offer the global market more sustainable packaging solutions.”

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday and Åke Rosén was, understandably, both proud and happy about the prize: “It is said that you never become a prophet in your hometown but here I stand, with an award for my work to improve the environment from my own home town. Now, it would be far from me to look at myself as a prophet, but the one who coined the expression clearly did not have Helsingborg in mind. ”

Though Åke Rosén is very pleased to be recognized for his work, it’s not what’s motivating him to continue:

“We must remove the plastic from our lives and use as little as possible from Earth’s resources. We need to replace fossil fuels with renewable raw materials that can be transformed into renewable energy. If everyone were to live as we do in Helsingborg we would need three Earths – it’s scary and unsustainable.

With our biodegradable and renewable biomaterial Biodolomer®, we will not only remove the plastic from our lives; we will also be able to close the loop in the circular economy, something we work on in the “Biodolomer for Life” project, which is jointly run together with NSR and the municipality of Båstad, with support from the EU’s LIFE program. ”

The City of Helsingborg’s environmental award was established in 2008 in order to stimulate the environmental commitment of the city’s residents, organizations and companies.

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/helsingborg/pressreleases/de-faar-helsingborgs-stads-miljoepris-2017-2301642
https://www.hd.se/2017-11-29/matkooperativ-och-forpackningsuppfinnare-miljoprisas-av-kommunen


 

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

 


 

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

 


Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

#BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #LIFE #Gaia #Båstad #NSR

biodolomer-for-life_eu_green_white-with-life-1024x430

 

lindab-arena835x303

Biodolomer for Life participated at Vera Park event

On November 28th NSR AB and Vera Park presented the results from a survey undertaken by the University of Lund on behalf of Vera Park at Lindab Arena in Ängelholm. Vera Park also presented the new website that was launched just days before, including the section where the Biodolomer for Life project was presented.

 


The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

 


This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

 


Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

#LIFE25NATURA #BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #LIFE

 

biodolomer-for-life_eu_green_white-with-life-1024x430

171011-framtidsjakten

Biodolomer® for Life presented at sustainability event in Helsingborg

Biodolomer® for Life (hereafter Biodolomer for Life) has participated in the sustainability event “Framtidsjakten” (“Future Hunt”) in Helsingborg.

“Framtidsjakten” is an annual event that focuses on raising awareness among the students at three of Helsingborg’s upper secondary high schools with regards to sustainability based on a number of different criterias.

As part of the ambition to raise the awareness among the students concerning the circular economy and biodegradable biomaterials, representatives from Biodolomer for Life had been invited to make a presentation to students representing all the participating teams from each school.

During two half hour sessions, the students learned more about the LIFE program and how it supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU, one of which being the Biodolomer for Life project.

They were also shown how Biodolomer for Life intended to close the loop in the circular economy, in which the project members had very specific roles to play: GAIA BioMaterials responsible for developing a biomaterial – Biodolomer® (hereafter Biodolomer) that is not only renewable and biodegradable, but also generates biogas when composted, the municipality of Båstad responsible for identifying cost efficient ways of implementing the material into everyday operations by looking at the overall economic implications, and finally NSR AB responsible for ensuring that the biomaterial can be handled together with the rest of the organic waste stream to ensure that the composting is conducted in the most efficient way possible in order to ensure that all the products from the process (heating, CO2, biogas and mulch) are collected and used as input for generating new raw materials to be used as input in the production of Biodolomer.

Finally, Students were also told about the difference between not only plastics and biomaterials, but also what separates different biomaterials from each other, and why it is important to understand how these react when exposed to various conditions and situations. For example, not all bioplastics are biodegradable – unlike Biodolomer®, which is fully biodegradable – and the amount of CO2 released when incinerated is much higher for paper, as compared to both plastics and bioplastics, with Biodolomer being the material with by far the lowest CO2 levels.


The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

 


This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

 


Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

#LIFE25NATURA #BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #LIFE

 

biodolomer-for-life_eu_green_white-with-life-1024x430

Biodolomer® for Life participating at the LIFE platform meeting on plastic & the circular economy in Athens, Greece.

During September 21st – 22nd the National Technical University of Athens hosted the LIFE platform meeting on plastic recycling, in Athens (Greece).

Biodolomer® for Life’s representative at the Life project was Ulf Kullenius, Chairman of the Board of GAIA BioMaterials, one of three project partners; the other two being Båstad Municipality and NSR AB.

During his visit, Mr. Kullenius mentioned especially the two keynote speaker presentations on the role of plastics in a circular economy, from both the policy and from an industrial perspective. He also participated in a workshop in which LIFE project teams explained how they were increasing the amount of plastic waste going into the circular economy, as well as a workshop on bioplastics.

– I had been looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what other initiatives that are out there, working on how to reduce the environmental impact of plastics, as well as closing the loop of the circular economy within the LIFE program. I am pleased to say that the LIFE platform meeting met my expectations, as I have gained a lot of new insights, made some new and exciting networking contacts that I look forward to share with the other project members, Mr. Kullenius said.

The LIFE platform meeting ended with a visit to the now closed LIFE project ENERGY-WASTE (LIFE09 ENV/GR/000307) north of Athens, where its gasification concept for the energy exploitation of the non-recyclable steam was demonstrated.


 

The Biodolomer® for LIFE project is a joint partnership between Båstad Municipality, GAIA Biomaterials AB and NSR AB aimed at showing how fossil-based and energy intensive plastics and packaging materials can be replaced by Gaia BioMaterials renewable and biodegradable biomaterial Biodolomer®, whilst at the same time contributing to closing the loop for the circular economy.

The Project has received financial support from EUs funding instrument for the environment and climate action, the LIFE programme.


 

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

 

Read more about GAIA BioMaterials

Read more about LIFE

studiebesok-h-hem_1

Helsingborgshem´s garden maintenance team at NSR AB in Helsingborg

A delegation of more than 30 people from Helsingborgshem’s garden maintenance team visited NSR in order to find out more about what happens with the waste when it comes to the recycling facility.

The guests were also presented with “Biodolomer® for Life”, an EU sponsored project within the LIFE program, where GAIA together with Båstad Municipality and NSR will evaluate the potential of the fully compostable and biologically degradable biomaterial Biodolomer®.


 “ This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.”

Read more about GAIA BioMaterials

Read more about Biodolomer for Life