By Olivia Thomas
June 26, 2019

creating a bioplastic company with BE O bottle | EP 042 | podcast

Bits v Bytes interviews Damir Perkic the creator of the company BE O Bottle.  Damir created a bottle that is created out of bioplastics, specifically residue from sugarcane.  His bottle product is fully recyclable and has less harmful effects to our environment.  Damir jumped from job to job to learn as much as he could to build his business.  He saw that about 99% of plastic is created from crude oil, and he wanted to change this, creating BE O Bottle.  

"...plastic does have feet and walk to the shore the water...we the people we do it..."

-Damir Perkic

What are the challenges of the plastic industry?  Why choose to make plastics from bioplastics?  What part of human behavior effects the growth of plastic pollution?  How do fossil fuels play into this?  What are the alternatives?  In this podcast Amir Grgic digs into these questions with Damir, including his journey to creating this product and why.  

Learn more about BE O bottle with Amir in this 49:47 minute podcast below;

Curious about bioplastics?

SIMILAR SOLUTIONS FOUND ON UBUNTOO;

BIOSOLUTIONS | ANA LABORDE

BioSolutions is a pioneer in the development and production of bioplastic compounds of natural fibers that reuses by-products of the agave industry as well as other sources of biomass with the aim of offering biomaterials for the plastics industry.   The bioplastics of BioSolutions are biobased materials, based on renewable cellulose fibers. They are not biodegradable materials since they are focused on durable markets and products that can be re-used.  The end of life of the products is 100% recyclable.

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click the photo above to learn more about biosolutions on ubuntoo ^

THE SHELLWORKS | THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART & IMPERIAL COLLEGE

The Shellworks is a project that was started by four design students from The Royal College of Art and Imperial College. They found a way to create a biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic using lobster shell waste.  The Shellworks team developed a manufacturing machine to product this bioplastic. They believe that this will be the new greatest alternative to single-use plastic. The discarded seafood shells are combined with vinegar to create a bioplastic that can be molded with different degrees of thickness, flexibility, and opacity.

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to learn more about the shellworks on ubuntoo click the image above^

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