- Project Story
I'm in contact with the Leaf Republic in Germany concerning getting some prototypes of the biodegradable plates made with locally sourced materials. I'm also in discussion with someone in The French Polynesian government to see what support maybe available to launch this type of project as a lot of emphasis is being put on waste reduction in the islands.
My idea is to replace styrofoam trays that are used here for all types of food with biodegradable packaging made from the leaf of tree found in abundance in French Polynesia.
As traditional food packaging materials show shortcomings in terms of their environmental pollution impact and in their manufacturing requirements for non-renewable resources, the need for alternative packaging materials and packaging formats is now required more than ever.
Development of edible/biodegradable films/coatings for effective food packaging has generated considerable interest in recent years due to their potential to reduce and/or replace conventional, non-biodegradable plastics.
The leaf is readily available on the island, easy to grow and harvest and uses minimal resources to process and turn into a fully biodegradable food tray or other forms of packaging.
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