Facsimile from SPF Seniorerna's web page (https://www.spfseniorerna.se/distrikt/skanedistriktet/foreningslista/spf-seniorerna-annetorp-glumslov/bildgalleri/aktuellt2/2017-10-18-studiebesok/)

Biodolomer® for Life hosted SPF Seniorerna Annetorp Glumslöv

On October 18th the local Annetorp Glumslöv chapter of SPF Seniorerna paid Gaia BioMaterials and the Biodolomer® for Life (hereafter Biodolomer for Life) project a visit to learn more about the company, biodegradable biomaterials made from renewable sources and Biodolomer for Life.

During the presentation GAIA BioMaterials founder Åke Rosén told visitors about the Biodolomer for Life project that the company is running jointly together with Båstad Municipality and NSR AB as part of the EUs LIFE program, with the purpose of finding solutions on how to close the loop for the circular economy, as well as the LIFE program itself and how it supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU, one of which being the Biodolomer for Life project. Mr. Rosén also showed examples of products made from the company’s unique biomaterial Biodolomer® and explained the qualities that makes it stand out, as compared to competing materials such as different sorts of plastics, other biomaterials and paper.

The visit also included a tour inside the production facility, where production process from raw materials – via pellets and film – to finished products were shown.

The Biodolomer for Life project wishes to thank SPF Seniorerna Annetorp Glumslöv for stopping by and hope that they found their visit to GAIA BioMaterials interesting.


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/

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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.

 

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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.”

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Biodolomer for Life exhibits at Swedish Open Tennis Tournament

With Båstad Municipality being one of the principal partners for Biodolomer for Life, the project was included into the Municipality’s exhibition at the 2017 Swedish Open Tennis Tournament.

Generally regarded as one of the most popular events on the ATP and WTA circus among both the players and the audience, the tournament’s exhibition hall proved to be an ideal place for introducing the Biodolomer for Life project to the public, as visitors were very interested in learning more about the project’s aim of developing a commercially viable circular economy, as well as the Biodolomer biomaterial and its applications.

Project Staff from Biodolomer for Life have been on site to guide and answer questions. Visitors have been impressed with the scope and ambition of the project, especially with the goal to create a circular economy based on a sustainable mindset combined with sound commercial considerations, and have left with a better understanding of what separates biomaterials from plastics – and from each other – as well as an appreciation for what must be done.


 “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 at Swedish Open in Båstad

Film from Biodolomer for Life’s attendance at the Swedish Open Tennis Weeks in Båstad.

 “This video 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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Will Båstad Municipality become plastic free?

Helsingborgs Dagblad reports that this may soon be the case, as Bo Wendt, the highest ranking Politician in Båstad, told the newspaper:

“I told our Local Officials that we, as a coastal municipality have to make this happen” he is quoted saying by Helsingborgs Dagblad.

Wendt made his statement, having visited a summit where environmental aspects in public purchasing was discussed. At the summit, GAIAs Åke Rosén presented the companys biomaterial Biodolomer and how it differed from other biomaterials in terms of biodegradability and other environmentally important aspects.

(The article in Swedish here)

https://www.hd.se/2017-07-21/ska-bastads-kommun-bli-plastfri


 “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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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.


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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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