Corumat creates packaging that is heat resistant, cost efficient, and breaks down faster than normal plastic containers. The company has created a recipe for packaging, 1/3 of which from food waste, specifically that the organics would produce lactic acid. This composition helps the packaging to break down quickly and has been compared to a sponge in the way the microbes deteriorate the waste. The company has received most of its funding from the WA government, as well as outside partners who were not named. They also partnered with a fast-food chain for their trial period and proved the packaging’s insulation abilities. This seems like a promising solution for Biden’s goal to reduce 90% of petroleum based plastics.
Corumat’s Food Waste-Derived Packaging Challenges Traditional Plastics
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