Starch-Based Renewable Bio-Plastics Reduce Use Of Fossil Fuels

disposable cup made with biodegradable bio-plastics
Biodegradable bio-plastic: No fossil fuel required

Cereplast, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics. The Company’s patented bio-based resins are used to manufacture bio-plastics for packaging and various industrial and consumer applications.

“We are depleting the earth’s resources more rapidly than ever,” commented Mr. Frederic Scheer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, Inc. “Industries the world over are scurrying to develop alternatives to fossil fuel-derived products, of which plastics are the most plentiful. Not only is it getting more and more expensive to manufacture traditional plastics, it’s also becoming an environmental and morale issue with consumers.”

Cereplast holds 48 patents and patent-pendings on bio-resins and bio-plastics worldwide. Its line of Cereplast Hybrid Resins just received another US Patent office approval. Cereplast Hybrids are a mix of traditional fossil-based resins and renewable resources. By using both types of feedstock, Cereplast is able to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, which reduces production of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Cereplast Compostables provides a solution that is totally biodegradable and composts quickly leaving no chemical residues.

“By utilizing bio-plastics we not only reduce the carbon footprint, we also reduce the potential waste flowing into landfills, rivers and oceans. However, we also realize that it has to make economic sense in order for industry and consumers to adopt it. For manufacturers, the cost of producing bio-plastics is less than the traditional plastics in some cases. We believe this will become the rule as fossil fuel prices increase and manufacturing technologies advance.”

Scheer continued, “Huge multi-national players like Cargill, ADM DuPont and Dow have been researching bio-plastics for years and are starting to enter this growing industry. The market is worth hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide, and these companies know that sustainability is crucial to their long-term success. Cereplast is well-positioned, with a solid intellectual property portfolio, seasoned management and a strong customer contract base.”

Cereplast, Inc. designs and manufactures proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics which are used as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in all major converting processes – such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions – at a pricing structure that is competitive with petroleum-based plastics. On the cutting-edge of bio-based plastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands. Cereplast Compostables Resins are ideally suited for single use applications where high bio-based content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Hybrid Resins combine high bio-based content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging.