The World is Our Oyster. Let’s Treat it that Way.
Our CEO, Justin Danko, spent years researching alternatives to traditional fossil-fuel-based plastic products. Manuel Medina, our Chief Manufacturing & Innovations Officer and a veteran of the plastics and pulp-molding industries, had been investing in research and development of technologies to reduce the environmental impact of plastic products. They joined forces to re-engineer raw materials for plastic products and make them less harmful to the environment.
“We recognized that we need to fundamentally rethink how we make and how we dispose of plastic products because changing human behavior on a global scale is virtually impossible.
Puro Bioplastics fully supports reduce, reuse, and recycling initiatives.
But we also need to face the reality that these initiatives will not be enough to solve the plastic problem.
We need solutions to reduce our reliance on fossil-fuel resins and embrace alternatives that drastically reduce CO2 emissions immediately and ensure that disposable plastic products will be able to quickly bio-assimilate in the event they are not recycled.”Justin Danko, CEO of Puro Bioplastics
Why We Use Oyster Shells
Oysters sequester up to 8 grams* of carbon to produce calcium carbonate in their shells. Puro Bioplastics utilizes discarded oyster shells as the primary ingredient in both of our PuroplastTM technologies.
Calcium carbonate from oysters is a carbon-negative material. Oysters actively remove “new” carbon from the environment as they make their shells. And they are bio-renewable, so they will regenerate and in the process, continue sequestering carbon in the environment.
Unlike calcium carbonate derived from talc or limestone, which is carbon-positive. These solutions reintroduce “old carbon”, previously sequestered thousands of years ago, back into the environment.
Puroplast rCO2 Composite Bioresins
Bioresin for PE, PP, and PS. Reduce your fossil-fuel footprint. Reduce your carbon footprint.
Puroplast rCO2 Composite Bioresins are a cost-efficient way to immediately reduce your reliance on fossil-fuel resin and reduce the carbon footprint from most HDPE, LDPE, PP, and PS products, with no loss of performance. Puroplast rCO2 Composite Bioresins emit up to 90% less CO2, on average, versus traditional fossil-fuel resins, making it a truly sustainable alternative.
rCO2 = Reduced Carbon Dioxide Emissions
A Cost-Efficient, End of Life Solution for Disposable PE and PP Products
The Puroplast BioAccelerator was designed as a masterbatch additive to accelerate the biological digestion of PE and PP products for the reality of where most plastic ends up, landfills, terrestrial, and marine environments.