Plastics & Rubber
Sustainable take-away containers: ecovio®
The idea of compostable plastics might once have felt like science fiction. Now, thanks to the likes of BASF’s ecovio®, it’s science fact.
ecovio® is certified compostable, but it can do the job of a conventional plastic. For example, ecovio® can be used in take-away food containers for hot or oily food.
When coated with ecovio®, paper bowls and cups can withstand temperatures of up to 100°C. It has even risen to the challenge of steaming hot Chinese food!
Ele.me, AliBaba’s online food delivery platform, trialled ecovio successfully on cardboard food and drinks containers at the Taobao Maker Festival in Hangzhou, China.