The market today faces one crucial question, how to reduce the environmental impact on plastics packaging and be more sustainable in the aspect of rising raw material cost?
Three prime areas of the packaging lifecycle demand our focus. All of them will have positive improvements to the sustainability of the packaging. Reuse, How can we extend the lifetime of a plastic packaging product? Recycle, how can we recover this valuable material? Lastly, Renew, how can we use less of the traditional non-renewable raw material?
Existing technologies are either far too expensive, incompatible with the general disposal waste stream for recovery of plastics or do not functionally perform from a technical or even environmental perspective.
What is Oysterlean
Oysterlean is an end-product resulting from the refinement of a bio-marine waste material sourced from seashells. The shells are collected, refined and processed into pellets which are made adaptable and viable to be used by the plastics packaging industry. The potential of a bio-renewable resin capable of replacing oil-based plastics.
Refining this non-food bio-marine waste material as a bio-renewable substitute not only reduces the need for fossil fuel-based resins, Oysterlean provides improved sustainability performance to plastics packaging in three areas of our sustainability mission. Environment application, cost stability and production compatibility.