Meet BIOFASE, the first non-food based bioplastic resin. This means we are not using food sources such as corn or potato, which could be used for feed. We use avocado pit agrowaste as a raw material, from which we extract the biopolymer through our patented technology.
BIOFASE is the first company to make cutlery from avocado seed. Stronger and more stable than average plastic. FDA approved, BPA free and biodegradable.
The avocado is a magical fruit, it is delicious and offers an enormous amount of nutrients that benefit our health. However, for many years its seed kept a big secret that can save our planet from plastic contamination.
In 2012, BIOFASE discovered a molecule that can be extracted and converted into biobased plastic. This technology patented by BIOFASE, is one of the real solutions to counter plastic pollution.
We are the first non-food based bioplastic resin. This means we are not using food sources such as corn or potato, which could be used for feed. We use the avocado pit agrowaste as a raw material, from which we extract the biopolymer through our patented technology.
We are the first company to ever manufacture plastic from agro-industrial waste. This is a huge breakthrough for the plastic industry and the environment!
FROM WASTE TOBIOBASED PLASTIC
We turn avocado seeds (agro-waste) into biobased cutlery.
EXTRA STRENGTH AND STABILITY
Stronger than average plastic cutlery.
HOT AND COLDPERFORMANCE
50 ºF – 240 ºF.
Made from renewable and sustainable sources. Compostable and biobased. It reduces by 60% the plastic pollution from our environment.
Meets all the standards from the Food and Drug Administration .
How does BIOFASE contributes to reduce plastic pollution?
BIOFASE contains 40% organic synthetic compounds, thereby, reducing plastic pollution in the environment by 60%.
Why is BIOFASE considered eco-friendly?
The carbon footprint of our products is very low, even when being compared to paper. This is partly due to a phenomenon called “biogenic carbon bonus,” that basically states that while an avocado tree is growing, it absorbs CO2 from the environment to form its tissues. This phenomenon does NOT occur in the formation of any other petroleum-based plastic product.
Is it safe to use it in my meals?
BIOFASE is made from renewable resources, and when produced, we commit to using sustainable products only. BIOFASE is BPA FREE and FDA APPROVED for food contact.
Do you literally use avocado pits as raw material?
Yes! And that’s what makes BIOFASE great, since they are the first bioplastic product made from agro-industrial waste. Current resin production capacity is 500 metric tons per month [1,102,500 pounds].
And we are able to get them because Mexico is the largest avocado producer in the world, and as people love guacamole, millions of pounds of avocado pits are discarded yearly.
Our plant is located in Michoacan, Mexico’s largest avocado production site.
Why is BIOFASE not transparent or clear [or black]?
Most biobased products are not clear nor translucent. Why? Because that’s how nature works. We try not to use chemical pigments [only upon customer specific requirement] which translates into more sustainable products by not using unnecessary chemicals
How to dispose of Biofase products?
Our products are intended to be disposed of in any trash bin so that they can eventually make their way to a landfill where the decomposition processs takes place.
Do you have another question that is not answered here?
If you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 (800) 674 – 7745 or fill the contact form below. We will get back to you within 24 business hours.
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