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Here you can find the latest news published by GAIA BioMaterials about our products, projects, and other areas of importance. Enjoy!

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Merchant Leads the Way in Sweden: Starts with Compostable Grocery Bags Before Tax is Removed

The Swedish so-called “plastic bag tax” was introduced in 2020 to reduce the use of plastic bags, However - the 3 SEK (Eur 0,30) tex per bag was also imposed on biodegradable bags and more or less instantly killed the entire market for them. The tax will be removed this autumn, but Filip Cronberg, who runs the ICA Kvantum supermarket in the south Swedish town of Klippan, is reintroducing compostable bags already now.
– Both the customers and we have missed them, and now we are bringing them back. Even though there will be a few months where they are still taxed…

Press release

10 juni 2024

More BPI Certifications for Gaia Biomaterials Allow for New Compostable Products

Swedish company GAIA Biomaterials' limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has received more compostability certifications from BPI in the USA. The new certifications cover Biodolomer T and enable the production of compostable products that require rigid materials, such as drinking mugs and food trays.

Press release

20 maj 2024

Gaia Biomaterials goes west!

Last month, we received the first US Compostability certificate for our “nonplastic” material, Biodolomer. Biodolomer is a limestone-based bioplastic that can replace fossil plastic in almost any application.

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3 maj 2024

GAIA Biomaterials receives US compostability certificate for limestone based bioplastic

GAIA Biomaterials limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has just been certified for compostability by BPI in the USA. Since before Biodolomer had a similar European certification by TÜV Austria.
— Now we can show brands and customers that Biodolomer is certified by the two most respected authorities in the world, says CEO Peter Stenström

News

19 apr. 2024

Gaia Biomaterials secure $5 million rights issue.

Gaia Biomaterials has successfully concluded a $5 million rights issue. The rights issue is backed by the Swedish state owned greentech venture capital fund Almi Invest Greentech, and private international and domestic investors. Funds will be used to expand market penetration in the United States, India, and other targeted markets.

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3 apr. 2024

Som plast. Men absolut inte.

Någonstans har du antagligen sett en sak som säger att den är komposterbar. Fast den ser ut som och känns som plast. Och nu undrar du antagligen över hur i hela fridens namn det går till. Och det ska vi förklara.

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18 jan. 2024

Compostable fishing nets: An end to Ghost Nets in the oceans?

Ghost nets lost from fishing boats become deadly traps for marine wildlife, persisting for centuries. Now a South African/Swedish joint venture aims at ending the problem with compostable fishing nets.

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20 dec. 2023

Compostable beer cups at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Last weekend was the first time a major global sports event used compostable bioplastic beer cups. At the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 150,000 beer cups of compostable Biodolomer, reduced waste, microplastics and CO2 to a minimum.

News

28 nov. 2023

Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials.

We are happy to welcome our new Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials.

News

20 nov. 2023

Banana tree bags

Growing bananas in plastic bags? Switch to compostable Biodolomer bags instead.

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20 nov. 2023

CONTINUED STRONG GROWTH GLOBALLY FOR BIOMATERIALS

The market for biomaterials continues to show strong growth, despite a global downturn in the demand for plastics during the pandemic and the introduction of disappointing European legislation for single-use plastics, according to a market study by the nova-institute.

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12 juli 2023

WORRYING LEVELS OF OCEANIC MICROPLASTICS FOUND DURING THE OCEAN RACE

Oceanic microplastics remain one of the main environmental challenges ahead. The preliminary results reported by this year’s edition of The Ocean Race added further food for thought, as microplastics were found even in the remote waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean – a route seldom traveled.

News

12 juli 2023

BIODOLOMER® FOR 3D PRINTING – A GOOD CHOICE FROM EVERY ANGLE

Forward-thinking companies are offering 3D filaments made of Biodolomer® to clients that don’t want to choose between excellent 3D machinability and the environment. And why should they, when they can have both?

News

12 juli 2023

GAIA BIOMATERIALS SETS ITS SIGHTS ON THE MULCH FILM MARKET

As a leading developer of biodegradable and compostable biomaterials, GAIA has monitored the challenges associated with the mulch film market for a long time. Knowing fully well that the development of a challenging new product is a marathon, rather than a sprint, GAIA has worked methodically to bridge the hurdles associated with mulch film materials before entering the final development phase.

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12 juli 2023

GREENPEACE: RECYCLING MAKES PLASTICS MORE TOXIC

A recently published Greenpeace report claims that recycling increases the toxicity of recycled plastic. According to the report, which draws its conclusions from several different reports and research articles, most plastics contain toxic chemicals from the start, to begin with, but by recycling them, further toxic chemicals can be added due to contamination in the plastic waste stream and the recycling process itself.

News

12 juli 2023

SISTERS EU PROJECT STOP FOOD WASTE CAMPAIGM #StopFoodWasteDay

Did you know that it's fully possible to write content that does not actually say anything but you can make it look like its very interesting.

Press release (non regulatory)

12 juli 2023

NET VALUE; HOW GAIA IS WORKING ON SAVING THE OCEANS, ONE FISHING NET AT THE TIME

One of GAIA’s most exciting R&D projects is the development of biodegradable fishing nets. Fishing nets rank among the most prioritized applications to find a sustainable solution for, with an estimated 640000 tons of fishing gear lost or dumped in the oceans annually, with “ghost fishing” causing tremendous harm to marine life. The ambition is to present a commercially viable offer by 2025.

News

12 juli 2023

THE CATCHGREEN PROJECT'S WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED

As part of the Catchgreen project, GAIA is proud to announce the launch of the project's website.

News

12 juli 2023

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