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Biodolomer® for Life exhibited during SHL game at Lindab Arena in Ängelholm

Swedish Hockey League team Rögle BK had kindly invited the Biodolomer® for Life project to exhibit at the club’s sustainability day. The day was arranged on December 26th, during their game against Linköping HC. It was part of the club’s efforts to work for a sustainable future; both as a youth player academy, as well as a dedicated member of society.

Approximately 4700 people had decided to put their Christmas celebration on hold and instead visit Lindab Arena. The exhibition was open for the audience before and during the game. Biodolomer for Life had been given a place just inside of the entrance, with unimpeded exposure towards the visitors. This proved to be the ideal place from which to showcase our messages and product samples, as well as striking up conversations with passersby. Interested visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Biodolomer®, renewable fully biodegradable biomaterials and the circular economy. They were also  shown how the Biodolomer for Life project fits into it all.

Judging by the reactions, interest in biomaterials is gaining momentum, with negative side effects from plastics being common knowledge. However, the information provided by producers and retailers regarding the environmental attributes of their products often are difficult to understand. Claims of being “green” or “recyclable”, whilst factually correct, does not always mean what the consumers believe they mean. Instead, many of these products are not biodegradable or recyclable and will not fit into the circular economy.

About Biodolomer®

Biodolomer is certified to be both biodegradable and compostable, is produced from renewable materials and, as is one of the purposes of the Biodolomer for Life project, can help close the loop in the circular economy.

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. The project’s key principals are Båstad Municipality, GAIA BioMaterials AB and NSR AB.

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 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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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®.

 


 “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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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.


 “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 for 30 guests from the Baltic Region at Region Skåne Malmö

Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator from Vera Park, held a presentation for 30 guests from the Baltic Region at an event hosted by Region Skåne in Malmö. During his presentation, Mr. Dyberg talked about what Vera Park do in general and talked about what Gaia Biomaterials AB, Båstad Municipality and NSR AB does in the Life-programme together “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.

 


 “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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