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Åke presents Biodolomer

It’s a better choice – seminars in the Nordic countries September 10-12, 2019

The Nordic Bioplastics Association invites the plastic business to be part of a road tour in the Nordic countries to educate and inspire stakeholders who wants to understand more about the opportunities with biobased plastics. The tour visited the capitals in Finland, Sweden and Norway during three days in September. The interest to participate in the seminars was very high, there even was a waiting list. During the three days alltogether 500 decision makers was reached by the information why biobased plastics is a better choice (compared to fossil) – already today.

Åke Rosén, the founder of GAIA BioMaterials was one of the speakers telling the story of the uniqueness of Biodolomer. Åke also marked the importance of being part of EU LIFE15 program for financial support to develop Biodolomer to become fully renewable, biodegradable and compostable. To make the presentation more lively Åke always brings products so the audience can feel, touch and test the material, which is very much appreciated.

Read more at: https://www.nordiskbioplastforening.se/

 

Bo Wallteg opeing the seminar in Stockholm

Bo Wallteg opening the seminar in Stockholm

More than 200 participants - a record for the Association

More than 200 participants in Stockholm – a record for the Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

Åke talks to guests at the meeting

Biodolomer for LIFE seminar in Brussels April 25 2019

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.

 

 

Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg at Biodolomer stall

Biodolomer at Industry Days – invited by EU Commission, 5-6 February 2019

Biodolomer for LIFE Project was invited to Industry Days by the EU Commission. Biodolomer for LIFE Project was represented by Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg from GAIA Biomaterials and Eva Stål from Öresundskraft energy company/NSR waste company. The project was exposed to 1500 delegates and there was high interest in understanding how bio-based plastics can substitute fossil-based plastics. We got many new contacts which hopefully will lead to future business.

EU Industry Days 2019 focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, demonstrated how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provide input for future policy making.

EU Industry Days gathered around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society. More than 30 projects funded by the European Union showcased their innovation in the Grand Hall at The Egg during the Industry Days event.

The exhibitors were grouped under 5 different thematic areas:

  • industrial materials – Biodolomer for LIFE
  • energy
  • robotics
  • factories of the future
  • skills
  • fashion industry
    Substitute 80% of fossil-based plastics

    Substitute 80% of fossil-based plastics

    Circular bioeconomy

    Circular bioeconomy

Åke Rosén talks about sustainable biobased plastics

Biodolomer at the food fair – “Food talks”, 25 October 2018

Biodolomer for LIFE project was invited to the food fair “Food talks” with the theme “The sustainable meal”. Mr Åke Rosén gave a speech about biodolomer in the afternoon with the title “Is there a life after plastics”. The lecture ended with interesting questions from the audience, and discussions.

Facts:

  • 160 people –  chefs, food designers, farmers, food producers, restaurateurs, students
  • 22 exhibitors
  • 17 lecturers

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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 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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Biodolomer® for Life presented at “The Cultivating City Bazaar”

Biodolomer® for Life exhibited during “Den odlande stadsbasaren” (The Cultivating City Bazaar) at Oxhallen in Helsingborg on Saturday, February 10th.

The event was part of a pilot project to promote ”innovation for sustainable urban development in Helsingborg, Landskrona and Stockholm”. The aim is to explore the opportunities associated with green workplaces and companies. This as sustainable and integral neighbourhoods through urban cultivation is a strong trend in large cities globally.

During the event Biodolomer® for Life presented how products made from Biodolomer® can help further this aim through the innovative nature of the material.oxhallen_lowres_4

Biodolomer® is fully biodegradable biomaterial made with renewable ingredients. This to realize the goal of creating the circular economy.

Great interest in Biodolomer® for Life and Biodolomer®

Visitors and other exhibitors alike were very interested in hearing more about the Biodolomer for Life project and how it can contribute to closing the loop in the circular economy through its ability to be composted into mulch and biogas. They were also very very interested in hearing more about Biodolomer® and its unique qualities; being biodegradable and compostable, but especially how it can increase the shelf life of food when used as packaging material. Something to be expected considering the theme of the exhibition.

Biodolomer® for Life would thank the organizers of “Den odlande stadsbasaren” for inviting us.


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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Helsingborg promotes biomaterials over fossil-based plastics

In a debate article published in the Swedish newspaper Kvällsposten on Sunday, Helsingborg’s City Council announced that by 2020, the city will stop buying fossil-based plastic products, with the aim of completely removing plastics from the city’s residual waste in 2035.

Everyone’s responsibility to act

In the article, Helsingborg’s City Council especially emphasized that it is everyone’s responsibility to act, as the solutions to the plastic problem are mostly local, which is why the city will do its part in contributing to the solution. For the City of Helsingborg, this means working to have framework agreements in place that prioritize fossil-free and degradable products above fossil plastics. The same will apply when the city makes municipal land available for events and activities, such as market squares, food trucks, and more. Procurements of goods and services that amount to well over a billion SEK annually, together with a long list of lease agreements, gives the City of Helsingborg the muscles to support this goal.

The announced efforts are part of Helsingborg’s long-term environmental work, which led to ranking  first in Aktuell Hållbarhet’s annual list over best environment municipalities in 2017.

We will do our part through Biodolomer® for Life

GAIA BioMaterials welcomes the City of Helsingborg’s initiative and praises their courage to “walk the talk” – something we have long called for from public officials and organizations. As a local company with cutting edge expertise within this field, we will do our utmost to help the City of Helsingborg to achieve these goals. GAIA – together with its business partners – are already offering a large number of biodegradable bio-based products that cover most of the municipality of Helsingborg’s needs for realizing the 2020 fossil plastic-free procurement objective, as well as the long-term goal of fossil plastic-free waste handling by 2035 .

GAIA BioMaterials is already running the project “Biodolomer® for Life” together with Båstad Municipality and NSR AB, with financial support from the EU’s LIFE program. The goal is to replace fossil plastics with GAIA’s biodegradable and compostable biomaterial Biodolomer®, thus closing the loop in the “Circular Economy”.

https://www.expressen.se/kvallsposten/debatt-kvp/nu-ska-helsingborg-plastbanta/

 

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/

 

Video from the “Open house at GAIA” event on June 2nd.

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.