Cutlery developed with Alliance support will reduce plastic, CO2 emissions

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Written by U of G News

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

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