Conventional plastics are made from petroleum.
They cause pollution and stay in the environment for up to 1000 years!
Basically, all of the plastic that has ever been made STILL EXISTS today.
So there is an urgent NEED for alternative environmentally-friendly solutions that can replace the conventional petroleum-based plastics. We are a team of researchers who have invented PlasticFriTM: a proprietary technology to make a biomaterial that looks and works like conventional (petroleum-based) plastics, but it is 100% biodegradable, compostable and totally non-toxic.
Our revolutionary technology is already tested, validated and certified byTUV, the toughest certification standard in Europe.
Our work has received several awards and recognitions such as Audi Environmental Foundation Scholarship and Gold Medal in the Global Invention Fair. In January 2020, PlasticFri was awarded as the “World’s Most Innovative Sustainability Startup” among 1402 companies worldwide! (www.utilities-me.com)
Just recently, PlasticFri was selected by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein at Schleswig-Holstein StartUp Camp and received the scholarship to go to Plug and Play Accelerator in Silicon Valley. (www.wimikiel.com)
PlasticFri is adding value in food sector, logistics and smart city.
Our Patent pending innovation is all about minimizing the environmental impact of conventional fossil-based plastics by making an environmentally-friendly alternative.
We are working on the commercialization of PlasticFri cups and aiming for lunching in Germany.
Therefore, we believe Gateway49 Accelerator is a perfect program that can support us to valiating our business model, get access to the valuable network of German clusters and provide access to potential customers and partners.