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Issue 04/2020

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Highlights: Bottle Applications Beauty and Healthcare Basics: bio-PDO, bio-BDO

Bottle Applications

Bottle Applications Climate positive bottle A climate positive bottle is a plant based bottle “This is the start of a new standard,” says the website of BE O, a company from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. BE O creates climate positive bio plastic products made from renewable materials such as sugarcane, cassava, algae and more. “Our first product is the BE O bottle, a functional water bottle made from sugarcane!” as Damir Perkic, founder and CEO of BE O, emphasizes. “Our mission is to change the plastic industry into a plant based industry by creating plant based and climate positive products. One product at a time.” We leave oil where it belongs; deep under the ground. We believe in a climate positive future! Don’t be oil, be organic,” he adds. The first product, the climate positive bottle consisting of 94 % sugar cane was first launched via a Kickstarter Project in 2017 (bioplastics MAGAZINE reported in issue 03/2017). It’s a product designed & made in Holland. The 500ml / 17oz bottle is modular, this way it takes less space (up to 40 %) and it’s easy to clean. It is even dishwasher proof. The bio-PE material is 100 % recyclable (together with conventional PE). It is of course food contact approved, and BPA free so it can be used for instance for tap water and fruit juices. It does not smell and taste like oil plastic. Additionally BE O pays attention to sustainable details. The packaging and labelling of the bottles are made from Paperwise. A climate neutral material, made from agriculture waste. “This way we are amplifying our already climate positive impact. We try our best to be as sustainable as possible.” The individual materials of the modular bottle are: • Bottle and cap: BIO-HDPE (BIO-High Density Polyethylene) • Middle part ring: BIO-TPE (BIO-Thermoplastic Elastomer) • Cap ring: BIO-TPE (BIO-Thermoplastic Elastomer) The bottle features an innovative mouthpiece that makes it easier to clean and more comfortable to drink from and a small notch on the mouthpiece allows easy pouring without spilling. By unscrewing the bottle in the middle, it can easily be converted into two cups. The shape of the cap makes it easy to carry along or clip it to your backpack with a carabiner. What’s interesting for companies looking for unique and sustainable give-aways: “We print BE O bottles starting from 40 pieces. The logo of your company shines bright in full colour on the cap,” the company’s website is offering. “The bottle is more than a statement: your company takes a solid step towards an oil free world with BE O”. BE O is also proud to announce that they plant a tree for every product that with sell, together with their partner Trees for the future. “Every tree absorbs around 15kg CO 2 a year,” as Damir points out. Trees for the Future plants so called Forest Gardens. A collection of crops that work together for a bountiful harvest. Feeding the farmers and creating an income. And Trees for the Future educates farmers on farming with their Forest Garden approach. A more sustainable and healthy way of farming for both planet and people. MT www.beobottle.com | www.trees.org 12 bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/20] Vol. 15

www.bio-pac.info Automotive bio PAC organized by bioplastics MAGAZINE call for papers Conference on Biobased Packaging 11 - 12 May 2021 - Düsseldorf, Germany Renewable carbon is key for future proof circular packaging. There are only 3 sources of renewable carbon: • recycling • all types of biomass (waste streams) • directly from CO 2 utilisation All three sources are essential for a complete transition to a circular economy. At the bio!PAC conference we focus on packaging based on biobased plastics and CO 2 based plastics. Packaging is necessary for: » protection during transport and storage » prevention of product losses » increasing shelf life » sharing product information and marketing But: Most packaging have a short life and therefore give rise to large quantities of waste. Accordingly, it is vital to make sure that packaging fits into natures eco-systems and therefore use the most suitable renewable carbon materials and implement the best ‘end-of-life’ solutions. Renewable carbon packaging » can be recyclable and/or compostable » fits into the circular economy of the future » is made from renewable resources or waste streams » can offer environmental benefits in the end-of-life phase » can offer innovative features and beneficial barrier properties » helps to reduce the depletion of finite fossil resources and CO 2 emissions bio!PAC 2021 That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE (in cooperation with Green Serendipity is now organizing the 4th edition of bio!PAC - conference on packaging made from renewable carbon plastics, i.e. from renewable resources. Experts from all areas of renewable carbon plastics and packaging will present their latest developments. The conference will also cover discussions like end-of-life options, consumer behavior issues, availability of agricultural land for material use versus food and feed etc. The full 2-day conference will be held on 11-12 May 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany (venue). Call for Papers now open: Please send your proposal to mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Partner supported by Coorganized by bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/20] Vol. 15 13

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