Developing the next generation of packaging
The impacts of mismanaged plastic pollution on the climate as well as on livelihoods and ecosystems are far too large to keep being ignored. Our planet is demanding the next generation of packaging that is able to restore and reverse the damage that already has been done. Packaging should not have to take a toll on our planet.
Where we still depend on single-use plastics, we want to ensure packaging solutions with circularity in mind.
Our oceans cover nearly 71% of our planet, and right now only 2% is being used. However, oceans have the potential to host an abundant amount of carbon-negative crops when used for seaweed farming. Seaweed plays a crucial role in the fight against climate change and ocean pollution. In many ways, seaweed is a miracle crop and an undermined feedstock for creating regenerative packaging solutions.
Seaweed farms do not need cleared land – preventing deforestation.
Seaweed farms do not need cleared lnd – preventing deforestation.
Seaweed does not require any fertilisers nor pesticides to grow.
Seaweed absorbs excess nitrogen from water which helps reduce ocean acidification.
Seaweed absorbs CO2 which help reduce ocean eutrophication.
Seaweed does not need freshwater, unlike land
FORMULATION AND PROCESS
Green processing, from sourcing to end-of-life
We pride ourselves on using completely green processing technology and partnering only with seaweed cultivators and harvesters that work with sustainable and ethical practices. After sourcing the seaweed, our biorefinery partners extract valuable compounds that we use for the creation of our packaging solution. We are also researching the use of whole kelp biomass and waste streams to create final products.
SOLUTIONS & APPLICATION SCOPE
Fully circular packaging
The packaging products from B'ZEOS are home-compostable. They are so natural, that they can be thrown back to nature or even eaten up. Recyclability is not even a question, which means it is a true innovation for many sectors, including food & beverage, electronics, cosmetics, and pharma. We are currently working on flexible film and paper coating types of packaging.