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Environment Management from Helsingborg and Lund at Vera Park

Environment Management from Helsingborg and Lund at Vera Park

More than 2o Environment Officials from Lund and Helsingborg visited Vera Park in order to learn more about the work undertaken there. Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at Vera Park held a presentation about Vera Park: concept, companies and projects within it, such as Biodolomer® for Life, the LIFE project jointly run by NSR, GAIA BioMaterials and the municipality of Båstad.


 “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.”

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Biodolomer for Life presented to Procurement Specialists in Båstad

On July 20th Båstad Municipality hosted a seminar focusing on how public procurement can contribute to a fossil fuel and plastic free future by putting environmental requirements into their specifications.

One of the questions discussed was whether the suppliers were ready to meet such requirements, which was answered with a resounding “Yes”, by Åke Rosén from GAIA BioMaterials, one of the partners of the “Biodolomer for Life” project together with Båstad Municipality and NSR.

During his presentation, Åke Rosén showed that there already exist commercially viable alternatives to plastics – such as Gaia’s unique biomaterial Biodolomer, which is made from renewable resources and fully biodegradable – when you look at the whole picture, rather than just the purchase price.

Using Biodolomer as the starting point, the Biodolomer for Life project is focused on finding ways for closing the circular economy loop, thus making each step in the circle interact with the ones before and after, to ensure the most efficient use of both natural resources and public funds. This makes for a whole new approach, not only in terms of public procurement, but also when it comes to cooperation between departments and external partners.


 “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.”

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GAIA BioMaterials welcomed the fourth graders from Lerbergsskolan Höganäs

GAIA BioMaterials welcomed the fourth graders from Lerbergsskolan Höganäs

On Friday June 2nd, GAIA BioMaterials had the great pleasure of welcoming Lerbergsskolan (the Lerberg school) in Höganäs’ fourth graders, as part of their project to reduce the use of plastics in society. The visit took place in conjunction with GAIA’s – together with NSR and Båstad municipality – celebration of the 25th anniversary of the LIFE program, as part of their joint project “Biodolomer® for Life”.

In addition to a tour of the plant and demonstration of the manufacturing process from raw material to finished product, via granules, the students, along with teachers and accompanying parents, were also given presentations about GAIA’s unique biomaterial Biodolomer®, replacing plastic in a wide variety of products thanks to Its biodegradability and compostability, as well as the LIFE program, “Biodolomer® for Life” and the circular economy.
During the visit, the students of the Lerberg school impressed with their good knowledge of biomaterials and plastics, the harmful effects of the late nature in the circular economy and posed profound and clear questions to the organizers.

HD article: Lerbergets plastkämpar gjorde studiebesök ( Gaia Biomaterials )

HD-article: Klass 4A och 4B på Lerbergsskolan har engagerat sig för att det ska användas mindre plast i samhället. Vid ett studiebesök fick de mer kunskap om alternativen.

https://www.hd.se/2017-06-03/lerbergets-plastkampar-gjorde-studiebesok

 


 “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.”

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Gaia Biomaterials at the Meeting Point Urban Magma

GAIA BioMaterials founder Åke Rosen was invited to present at Meeting Point Urban Magma, an annually re-occurring meeting place about the challenges cities face within energy, eco-system services, water and waste management; especially the tools necessary to solve these challenges. During his presentation, which was held together with Louise Strand, Purchasing Director at Region Skåne, Mr. Rosén spoke about the insights gained from having been part of a public innovation procurement process. Mr. Rosén also presented the company’s revolutionary biodegradable biomaterial Biodolomer® and how it can help close the loop for the circular economy through the efforts undertaken within Biodolomer® for LIFE; an EU financed project within the LIFE program that is undertaken together with Båstads Kommun and NSR AB.

More than 60 members of the general public, public officials, business people and academia.


 “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.”

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Recycling day in Helsingborg

Recycling day in Helsingborg

The Annual Conference Recycling day the 17th of May in Helsingborg.

NSR AB opens the facility for environmental solutions that can contribute to a sustainable future and Vera Park is a cluster of environmental technology based in northwestern Skåne.

About 155 persons from the waste and recycling business area in Sweden participated at the conference and mini-fair called Recyclingdagen. Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at Vera Park and Dusan Raicevic, Business Developer at Vera Park,  held a presentation about Vera Park – concept, companies and Projects within it, such as Biodolomer® for Life.

At the stand they showed up Gaia´s products and its partnership at Life Programme together with NSR AB, and Båstad Municipality. As well as other Vera Park companies products and services.


 “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.”

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Avfall Sverige (Waste Management Sweden)

Avfall Sverige (Waste Management Sweden)

On May 16th Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials, was invited to make a presentation to Avfall Sverige´s (Waste Management Sweden) Pouch Project. Reason for this request was that GAIA´s unique biodegradable and compostable biomaterial Biodolomer® is currently evaluated in a Pilot Project run by NSR and HelsingborgsHem.

At this presentation Mr Rosén presented the advantages of using Biodolomer® food waste bags compared to paper bags. One of the major differences is that the GAIA bags show considerably lower bacterial and fungal formation on the outside of the bag.

The GAIA biomaterial food waste bags Pilot Project is part of the “Biodolomer® for Life!” project – an EU-financed project within the LIFE program – which aims to investigate and develop the business opportunities for products made by the Biodolomer® material from a circular economy perspective.

The Pouch Project aims to identify which qualities a food waste bag has to incorporate, as well as increase the understanding of food waste collection and treatment chains, as this will influence the requirements on waste bags in order to present a bag that not only meet these requirements, but also meets all environmental goals.


 “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.”

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Biodolomer for Life: a visit to the test plant at GAIA BioMaterials AB

Biodolomer for Life: a visit to the test plant at GAIA BioMaterials AB

http://life-25.eu/biodolomer-for-life-a-visit-to-the-test-plant-at-gaia-biomaterials/

  • Date: 02/06/2017 at GAIA Biomaterials AB
  • Inform about Life programme and its 25 th Anniversary.
  • Inform visitors about  Biodolomer® for Life project and how the project members interests line up within the project from the circular economy perspective.
  • Spread information about how biodegradable biomaterails: are made, differ from traditional plastics, differ from non-degradable biomaterials, can be used for a wide range of various applications, can replace traditional plastics.
  • Target Groups: local council officials, potential local business partners, public,  primarily school children, press and media.

 “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.”

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Åke Rosén presenting to Tropikhattarna at Mindpark

GAIA BioMaterials welcomed Tropikhattarna (Tropic Hats) during Skåne Innovation Week

GAIA BioMaterials welcomed Tropikhattarna (Tropic Hats) during Skåne Innovation Week

On May 31st, GAIA BioMaterials hosted a viist from Tropikhattarna (the “Tropics Hats”) as part of the corporate safari organized in conjunction with Skåne Innovation Week. During the visit, participants were given a closer look at the production process and were also given the opportunity to ask GAIA staff questions and to inspect the products more closely.

Earlier in the day, Åke Rosén had held a presentation for the Tropics Hats down at Mindpark’s office in Helsingborg, where he spoke about GAIA BioMaterial’s history, what makes the company’s patented biomaterial Biodolomer® unique, and about Biodolomer® for Life; The EU-sponsored project in the LIFE program, which GAIA runs together with NSR and Båstad Kommun.


 “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.”

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Åke Rosen presenting to the guests from JPI

GAIA BioMaterials welcomed a delegation from the Japan Packaging Institute

GAIA welcomed delegation from the Japan Packaging Institute

On Thursday May 11, GAIA BioMaterials welcomed a delegation from the Japan Packaging Institute, JPI. During their visit, the founder of GAIA BioMaterials, Åke Rosén, introduced them to the company’s patented unique biomaterial Biodolomer®, the development in biomaterials and the circular economy. The visit was arranged by Packbridge, the international network cluster within packaging solutions.

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®.

GAIA BioMaterials would like thank our guests from the Japan Packaging Institute and Packbridge for paying us a visit and hope that they considered it time well spent.


 “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.”

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Region Skåne – Circular Economy

Region Skåne – Circular Economi

During Friday April 21st, a delegation from Region Skåne, the Regional Public Healthcare provider, visited GAIA BioMaterials for a presentation about the development within biomaterials and the circular economy, as well as learning more about the aprons made from biomaterial that Region Skåne has ordered from the company.

As part of the presentation Åke Rosén, the founder of GAIA BioMaterials, also presented “Biodolomer® for Life” – an EU-sponsored project within the LIFE program and jointly run with

Båstad Municipality and NSR, focusing on the company’s unique and patented material Biodolomer®, a compostable and biologically degradable biomaterial.

The visit ended with a tour of the production hall, where the visitors were given the opportunity to experience the process from raw material to finished aprons.

GAIA BioMaterials would like to thank our guests from Region Skåne, hoping they found it as interesting as we did.


 “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.”

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