Creating a bioplastic company with Damir Perkic and BE O bottle - Bits vs Bytes
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..."
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.