Cutlery developed with Alliance support will reduce plastic, CO2 emissions
Cutlery and stir sticks made from coffee waste material and biopolymers in a certified industrially compostable biocomposite resin recently created by researchers in U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC).
Longtime BDDC collaborator Competitive Green Technologies (CGTech) based in Leamington, Ont., licensed the formulation to make a compostable, commercially viable resin.
This material is then used by other companies that make and ultimately distribute food-service items such as cutlery and stir sticks in Canada and Italy.
The research behind the technology is supported in part by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.
Read the story on the U of G News site: U of G-Developed Cutlery, Stir Sticks from Biomaterials Reduce Plastic, CO2 Emissions