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

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/

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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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Lions Bjuv given presentation about Biodolomer® for Life

On January 18th Biodolomer® for LIFE welcomed the Bjuv Lions chapter to a visit at the NSR plant. The visitors were given a tour of the plant, as well as information concerning how recycling works. They were also given a presentation about Biodolomer® for Life and how products made from Biodolomer® can contribute to the circular economy due to its biodegradable and compostable qualities, which allows for it to be turned into biogas.

Biodolomer for Life would like to thank Lions Bjuv for visiting and for their interest in the project.


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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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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December 26th Biodolomer® for Life will be at Lindab Arena for Rögle – Linköping game

Biodolomer® for Life – via NSR and Vera Park – has been invited to attend the SHL-game Rögle BK – Linköping on December 26th at Lindab Arena, in order to emphasize the club’s commitment to the environment and sustainable living.

From 13:45, when the Arena opens to the public, until 15:15, when the game starts, we will have an exhibition stand and inform about the Biodolomer for Life project, in particular:

  • The scope and aims of the Biodolomer for Life project, as well as what LIFE is.
  • Biodolomer and how it differs from plastics and other bioplastics
  • Biodolomer compared with other materials, such as paper, fossil plastics and other bioplastics

A wide range of sample products made from Biodolomer will be on display, showing how fossil plastics – as well as other materials – can be replaceed by Biodolomer.

We invite everyone interested in hockey and the environment to come visit us before face-off.

Read more about the game here


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/

#Biodolomerforlife #Biodolomer #Biomaterial #Bioplastics #LIFE #Rögle #SHL

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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/

 

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Biodolomer® for Life presented at sustainability event in Helsingborg

Biodolomer® for Life (hereafter Biodolomer for Life) has participated in the sustainability event “Framtidsjakten” (“Future Hunt”) in Helsingborg.

“Framtidsjakten” is an annual event that focuses on raising awareness among the students at three of Helsingborg’s upper secondary high schools with regards to sustainability based on a number of different criterias.

As part of the ambition to raise the awareness among the students concerning the circular economy and biodegradable biomaterials, representatives from Biodolomer for Life had been invited to make a presentation to students representing all the participating teams from each school.

During two half hour sessions, the students learned more about the LIFE program and how it supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU, one of which being the Biodolomer for Life project.

They were also shown how Biodolomer for Life intended to close the loop in the circular economy, in which the project members had very specific roles to play: GAIA BioMaterials responsible for developing a biomaterial – Biodolomer® (hereafter Biodolomer) that is not only renewable and biodegradable, but also generates biogas when composted, the municipality of Båstad responsible for identifying cost efficient ways of implementing the material into everyday operations by looking at the overall economic implications, and finally NSR AB responsible for ensuring that the biomaterial can be handled together with the rest of the organic waste stream to ensure that the composting is conducted in the most efficient way possible in order to ensure that all the products from the process (heating, CO2, biogas and mulch) are collected and used as input for generating new raw materials to be used as input in the production of Biodolomer.

Finally, Students were also told about the difference between not only plastics and biomaterials, but also what separates different biomaterials from each other, and why it is important to understand how these react when exposed to various conditions and situations. For example, not all bioplastics are biodegradable – unlike Biodolomer®, which is fully biodegradable – and the amount of CO2 released when incinerated is much higher for paper, as compared to both plastics and bioplastics, with Biodolomer being the material with by far the lowest CO2 levels.


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/

#LIFE25NATURA #BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #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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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.


 “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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