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Issue 04/2019

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Application News Boulder Clean now using bio-PE Since June 2019, Boulder Clean, producer of impressively powerful plant based cleaning products from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA offers its 30oz. laundry detergent container made from Braskem’s biobased Polyethylene to deliver improved sustainability and reduce its overall carbon footprint. Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands and Boulder Clean commented, “We are elated to partner with Braskem and take advantage of their bioplastic innovation to improve the sustainability of our Boulder Clean packaging. With the integration of carbon negative bioplastic into our latest laundry detergent container, we are taking bold action to help ensure our naturally clean products are safer for our homes and our planet.” The new, more sustainable Boulder Clean laundry container is fully recyclable through traditional post-consumer recycling channels and will be available for purchase at over 50 Costco Wholesale locations in Southern California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. MT | Biodegradable tennis-dress In early July Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) announced that it would make strides in the continued drive to solve the problem of product waste with the introduction of two new apparel innovations within adidas by Stella McCartney – in addition to a recyclable hoodie a tennis dress created with Microsilk and cellulose blended yarn. With the world producing an estimated 92 million tonnes of textile waste every year, adidas by Stella McCartney and partners are helping turn this problem into a more sustainable design solution. The new eco-conscious tennis dress was developed as part of adidas’ open source approach to creation in collaboration with Bolt Threads. adidas by Stella McCartney Biofabric Tennis Dress is a prototype concept incubated in partnership with Bolt Threads, a company that specialises in bioengineered sustainable materials and fibres. The tennis dress is the first of its kind, made with cellulose blended yarn and Microsilk, a protein-based material that is made with renewable ingredients, like water, sugar, and yeast and has the ability to fully biodegrade at the end of its life. The inspiration behind the products is simple, create product that not only performs for the athlete, but also for the world at large. To realise this ambition, adidas is exploring ways to minimise waste via three focus areas, one of which is: Made to Biodegrade is the future-gazing ambition to create a bionic loop where products have the capability of adidas by Stella McCartney Biofabric Tennis Dress - Garbine Muguruza being completely biodegradable and return to the natural ecosystem. Using materials developed from natural resources or made from cells and proteins in a lab, as seen with the adidas by Stella McCartney Biofabric Tennis Dress concept, adidas has demonstrated the possibility to create products using materials that are made with nature, and is a step in the brand’s journey to explore innovative solutions that can, at some point, also return to nature. James Carnes, Vice President of Strategy Creation at adidas, said: “Creating products with upcycled plastic waste was our first step. The next challenge is to end the concept of waste entirely. Focusing on three core areas, we will explore ways to create products that can either be fully recyclable or biodegradable. We don’t have all the answers and we know we can’t do it alone. By collaborating with partners who share our same vision, as we’ve done with Evrnu and Bolt Threads, we can combine adidas’ sports industry expertise with specialist knowledge to bring about a waste-free world.” Stella McCartney, said: “Fashion is one of the most harmful industries to the environment. We can’t wait any longer to search for answers and alternatives. By creating a truly open approach to solving the problem of textile waste, we can help empower the industry at large to bring more sustainable practices into reality. With adidas by Stella McCartney we’re creating high performance products that also safeguard the future of the planet.” MT bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/19] Vol. 14 17

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