SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN
When Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen looked around their bathrooms, they both saw the same thing: a problem. Aware of the ever-growing amounts of single-use plastic that fills our lives and seas, they set out to find a solution.
As biochemists specializing in biomaterials, Suvi and Laura came up with a natural, sustainable and beautiful alternative to plastic.
Sulapac® is a biodegradable and microplastic-free material made entirely from renewable sources and certified wood. It can be used as packaging for everything from cosmetics to foodstuff to gift boxes and more. It has all the benefits of plastic, yet it biodegrades completely and leaves no trace once it’s gone.
A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC
Billions of disposable straws are consumed every week, and unfortunately, many of them end up in wrong places. If nothing changes, there will be more plastic waste than fish in our oceans by 2050.
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Impact Corona on Bioplastics
We are introducing the marine biodegradable Sulapac straw made from non-toxic and sustainably sourced materials. The straw’s renewable material content is maximized, and the straw is 100% biodegradable and microplastic-free. Sulapac straw complies with the European food contact material legislation. The material is a drop-in solution for plastic straw manufacturers and has been tested successfully with multiple production lines.
If a Sulapac straw ends up in the ocean, it doesn’t harm the ecosystem. Naturally occurring micro-organisms can digest and transform it into CO2, H2O and biomass, so that even whales keep smiling.