La spinta di tutte le Associazioni inclusa la nostra, verso la urgente risoluzione del problema dei rifiuti plastici che rimangono nell’ambiente, crea opportunità per aziende che investono in nuovi materiali biodegradabili. L’Italia è stata antesignana già anni fa con il MaterB di cui ora sono fatti molti sacchetti della spesa, ma si stanno muovendo aziende in tutto il mondo.
Questo è un esempio di ricerca e di start-up dedicata che raccoglie importanti contributi
Co-founded by CEO Dr. Daniel Carraway and Executive Chairman Roland Wee, RWDC develops innovative and cost-effective biopolymer material solutions – including, polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs. PHAs are naturally produced by microbial fermentation of plant-based oils or sugar and are recognized as the only commercially viable biodegradable bioplastic. Produced today from primarily used cooking oil, RWDC’s PHA is certified by TÜV AUSTRIA to be fully biodegradable in soil, water, and marine conditions – leaving no toxic residue. In 2018, RWDC’s proposal to use PHA to start replacing single-use plastics won the inaugural Liveability Challenge, presented by Temasek Foundation.
“We are grateful and excited to have the support of world-class investors who share our urgent mission of solving the global challenge of single-use plastic,” said Carraway, who is based in Athens, GA. “This investment will help us significantly increase our production capacity so that we can meet needs of brand owners who want to improve the lives of their customers by offering materials that have a positive effect on human health while improving environmental stewardship.”
“We have had a global view of the plastic crisis since our founding,” said Wee, who is based in Singapore. “Consistent with that, we’ve planted a flag in both Asia and the United States, and we look forward to expanding our manufacturing of this innovative solution in Georgia. Right now, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented crisis, but we also recognize that, for many years, we’ve been headed toward an existential threat to our individual health and our planet due to pervasive and mounting plastic pollution. It must be addressed immediately and with a solution at industrial scale. That’s what RWDC can do.”