Renewable materials

Bio-based plastics are plastic materials made in whole or partially from renewable resources. Biomass used can stem from e.g. corn, sugarcane or cellulose. Bio-based plastics reduce our dependency on limited fossil resources and have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than fossil-fuel plastics.

The material of GastroMax BIO food storage boxes and tableware items is derived from sugarcane. These products have more than 80% reduced carbon footprint compared to similar items in conventional plastic.

For GastroMax BIO cutting boards we use a mix of sugarcane and wood fiber from Nordic spruce. The products have an up to 60% reduced carbon footprint compared to similar items in conventional plastic.

GastroMax BIO nylon utensils are made from a composite material that contains bio-based plastic made from castor bean oil. Glass fibers and polyamide are added to ensure long-term durability and high heat-resistance. Carbon footprint of the utensils is less than half compared to similar products made from conventional plastic.