Would you like to change the world with us?
That’s the provocative question Full Cycle Bioplastics CEO Andrew Falcon puts to the audience at the end of his presentation at the 2016 New Materials and Packaging Expo. The company’s proprietary process may just deliver on that ambitious goal.
Transforming Organic Waste
Consumers are demanding their purchases come with environmental bona fides. The demand for bioplastics is forecast to grow by more than 40% per year through to 2025. Using organic waste as feedstock, Full Cycle is responding – by transforming what has traditionally gone to landfills or compost facilities into a fully compostable bioplastic resin called polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA). A naturally occurring polymer made intracellularly by bacteria, PHA degrades naturally and harmlessly in both the soil and the ocean. And while competing products often rely on food crops such as corn, Full Cycle’s approach – using organic waste, results in lower capital and operating costs, unlocking their ability to produce the bioplastic at a price that is competitive with traditional plastics made from fossil-fuels.
Triple Bottom Line Impact
“Not only does PHA provide a great social and environmental solution,” explains Falcon, “through the use of our technology we deliver it at a cost that makes it truly financially viable – unlocking a real triple bottom line impact.”
Full Cycle’s target market is global corporations, especially those in consumer goods, who can convert their own waste into PHA for use in their supply chain or products – through applications from shipping pallets to food grade packaging. Their business model sees them co-locating with large waste aggregators and producers.
Monetizing Eco-Friendly Attitudes
Full Cycle’s waste-to-bioplastic solution is poised to transform what is typically seen as a cost center and environmental liability into a high value product and one that plays in the $450 billion global plastics market. We are delighted to have Andrew participating in the 2017 Zero Waste Conference Plastics session, sharing his company’s vision of profit through sustainable, positive impacts on our environment. If you want to better understand the business opportunities being created by the global move to a circular economy, add #ZWC2017 to your must-attend list this fall.
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