TO THE PLASTIC AGE
INTO COMPOSTABLE MATERIAL
By now, Plastic has spread everywhere and we know that it's going to stay there for a very long time. With Plasticula we set out to change that! 💪
We found a way to link the cycles of plastic waste streams with the growing streams of sustainable protein production and use their left-overs to create a new, biodegradable material. And we do all of it open-source, so join us and start changing the world as well!🤸♀️
WHY WE DO THIS
The question of how we can gradually replace non-biodegradable plastics with biodegradable ones has been on the research agenda for quite some time.
I consider the tactic of mimicry to be a very sensible strategy. By creating bioplastics that look feel and work like the plastics we know, a slow and subconscious change can be made. But in addition, the development of a bioplastic must bring another value with it if we want it to be of interest to producers. It must be cheap, better or at least approachable.
For the young and dynamically growing insect industry a bioplastic from the waste of their breeding offers several of these opportunities, since they could strengthen their production cycle and improve the image of their product at the same time. In addition, the introduction of a chitinous bioplastics through a growing industry would be gradual change to the packaging industry and could eventually establish itself for other products as well.
Therefore I think it's a great opportunity to link the three cycles of plastic, insect breeding and a new bioplastic.