Events

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ICA Höganäs – Environmental week, 3 October 2018

The grocery store ICA Höganäs invites customers every year for an inspiring event called “Environmental

week”. This year the customer could enjoy a fact based environmental walk with mechanical

communication along the customer walk throughout the store. The visitors was invited to learn

about activities the ICA store is doing to lower the negative impact on the environment.

Everything from small every day tips how to minimize food waste to tasty tasting of “tired”

vegetable. The main attraction this day was the blind test of the Biodolomer plastic bag compared

to a fossil based plastic bag.

 

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Links: https://www.ica.se/ica-tar-ansvar/miljo/miljokassen/

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Biodolomer for LIFE to present at conference focusing on plastics in the circular economy in Helsingborg on April 26th 2018

Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials, will deliver a speech at “Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg”, focusing on the additional benefits of bioplastics – Biodolomer® in particular – as compared with other materials and how it all links into the circular economy and Biodolomer for LIFE.

“Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg” is an annual event arranged by the magazine Recycling, Sweden’s leading news company covering the recycling and waste management industries from a B2B perspective. This year’s theme is “Plastics’ role in the  circular economy”.

Read more about Recyclingdagen here: http://recyclingdagen.se/


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/

Ecobox presenterar sin produkt och samarbetet med GAIA BioMaterials.

Biodolomer® for Life and GAIA BioMaterials presented to students and public in Helsingborg, 10 April 2018

Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials was invited to make a presentation for upper High School students at Thorén Business School in Helsingborg, Sweden on the subject of sustainable entrepreneurship in Helsingborg April 10 2018. Local business people were also invited to attend.

Benefits from Biodolomer®

During his presentation, Mr. Rosén presented GAIA BioMaterials revolutionary new biomaterial Biodolomer® and the benefits, which are:

• Fully Biodegradable and compostable
• Based on renewable resources
• Extended shelf life of packaged fresh food
• Reduced CO and CO2 emissions when incinerated as compared to paper and plastics
• Seamlessly links into the circular economy, as it can be biodegraded into biogas and mulch

Mr. Rosén continued to talk about how all this fits neatly into the Biodolomer® for Life project, part funding via EU’s LIFE programme. The project aims to show how the loop in the circular economy can be closed by using Biodolomer® instead of current materials, given the fact that Biodolomer® is an ideal material for the circular economy.

Finally, the young entrepreneurs of Ecobox, a student company with which GAIA has had a close cooperation in developing “doggie bag” cartons for leftovers at restaurants presented their company and products. Products of course made from Biodolomer®.


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/

 

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Biodolomer for Life participated in panel discussion on plastic pollution

On February 26th Biodolomer® for Life was invited to participate in a panel discussion 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.

The panel discussion was held in conjunction with the screening of the new documentary “Plastic Ocean”, which highlights the rapidly growing problems with plastics in the oceans. The screening took place in Ängelholm and was attenced by leading local politicians and scientists focusing on the problems with plastic pollution.

Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at NSR AB and Vera Park, was representing Biodolomer® for Life during the panel discussion, during which he shared information about the project and the circular economy, as well as showing samples of products made from Biodolomer®, such as shopping bags, waste bags, food trays and bottles, which will not only contribute to solving the problems with plastc pollution, but also help closing the loop in the circular economy by turning into mulch and biogas when in an industrial compost.

“A real eye opener regarding plastic pollution”

According to Martin Dyberg, the film was a real eye opener to the problems in the ocean caused by plastic pollution:

– I didn’t think it was this bad, the situation really is alarming, says Martin Dyberg

Biodolomer for Life would like to thank the organisers of the film screening for Inviting us – and Martin Dyberg for his excellent contributions during the panel discussion.


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/

 

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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.


 “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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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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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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Vera Park – Lecture in Lund at Chemistry Center

Vera Park – Lecture in Lund at Chemistry Center

At a lecture at Chemistry Center in Lund on April 7th 2017, Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at NSR AB and Vera Park, presented the Vera Park concept, as well as the member companies, including Gaia Biomaterials AB.

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®.

 


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PROMOTAP – the future for bioplastics within the furniture industry

PROMOTAP – the future for bioplastics within the furniture industry

On March 30th, Gaia BioMaterials CTO Åke Rosén R&D and CEO Peter Stenström were invited to the furniture fair PROMATAP in Łódź, Poland, to present the future for bioplastics within the furniture industry from an environmental and sustainability perspective. The seminar was hosted by Ackurat, a leading European manufacturer of plastic components to the furniture industry.

Gaia’s view of the circular economy, where reduced waste of natural resources and recycling of products into renewable energy are cornerstones, as well as its work with developing a new biomaterial together with Båstad Municipality and NSR as part of EU’s LIFE programme, was very well received by the audience.


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