GAIA representatives participated in the yearly conference, Pack Point Nordic May 16 in Stockholm. Different businesses with high interest in the packaging business met for a day to exchange and discuss. There were different themes on the agenda like sustainability, material development, design and function as well as trends. Some companies that were there was IKEA, Findus, Löfbergs and BillerudKorsnäs. GAIA had a small exhibition booth and got lot of interest from the visitors. App. 200 people were present.
Biodolomer for LIFE invited professionals in the plastic business, professional organizations and cities/regions in EU to a breakfast seminar to discuss that it is possible already today to substitute 80% of the fossil volume plastics with the renewable, biodegradable and compostable material Biodolomer.
Åsa Webber, ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and Sebastien Paqout, member of the cabinett of commisioner Vella spoke about their view on fossil plastics and biomaterial. Åke Rosen, the founder of GAIA told the story of Biodolomer and showed many products made from the material that attracted a lot of attention among the audience. They were also given the opportunity to bring some products home for testing.
For a biobased material like Biodolomer to expand on the market it needs support from the legislation. Legislator needs to listen to researchers/specialists within the field of biomaterials in order to understand just how far the development of degradable biomaterials has come and make decisions based on that understanding.
Gaia BioMaterials and Biodolomer for LIFE project visited the yearly meeting by Nordisk Bioplastförening in Gothenburg March 14 2019. The association Nordisk Bioplastförening started some years ago by six members with the ambition to support the bio-based industry in Sweden. GAIA BioMaterials joined 3 years ago and altogether 2019 there are more than 50 members. There were more than 100 people from all categories within the plastic business wanting to learn more about the transformation from fossil to bio-based materials. A very good meeting for networking and future contacts.
Read more: www.nordiskbioplastforening.se