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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.


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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


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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.


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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

 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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