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Solegear’s recycling containers showcased at Sustainable Brands 2017

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies has showcased its ‘good natured’ brand at Sustainable Brands 2017 being held in Detroit, US.

Solegear worked with biopolymer producer Braskem on expanding its bioplastic products portfolio.

A series of household recycling containers will be distributed using Braskem's I'm green Polyethylene under Solegear's good natured brand at Sustainable Brands 2017. 

By using sugarcane, which converts carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, the bioplastics’ carbon foot print can also be reduced drastically. Brasken claims that by using 1 ton of green polyethylene, about 3.09 tons of carbon dioxide can be offset from entering the atmosphere from a cradle to gate perspective.

Solegear CEO Paul Antoniadis said: "Solegear has a deep commitment to providing safer, environmentally friendly products for today's consumers who are looking to simplify their lives while making a positive impact on the planet.

"Our partnership with Braskem has been instrumental in delivering this vision and illustrates our team's commitment to seeking out the best bio-based ingredients for each application. We're excited to be part of this latest opportunity with Braskem to showcase our good natured recyclers."

Braskem Renewable Chemicals team head Gustavo Sergi said: "This partnership has strategic value for Braskem as we believe it will provide us access to new markets and strengthen the company's growth in North America.

“Using our Green PE in this particular application, to produce household recycling containers, will also allow us to reinforce our belief that we can improve people's lives by creating sustainable solutions in chemicals and plastics.”

Recently, Solegear received an increased annual program from a US-based ready-to-eat produce provider. The order is expected to 400% growth in revenue for the company.

Last December, the company acquired LINDAR’s bioplastic division for $627,000. The company has been producing thermoformed packaging since 1993 and has been recognised for its packaging innovations such as single-serve and tamper evident food packaging.