Used in the shellfish farming sector for the development of oysters, these cups, traditionally produced in PET, are part of the causes of marine and coastal pollution.
The fragmentation into microplastics is not trivial since the fragile oysters filter, feed and grow in this broth.
Three years of research and development
A project of eco-responsible and 100% bio-sourced cups developed by SeabirdBreton company and Lyspackaging, supported by CRC 17 and financed by the CRC 17 strong>New Aquitaine region and Europe was presented for the first time in Ronce-les-Bains,
during the shellfish farming show on March 29 - 30, 2023.
A major and highly anticipated breakthrough in the sector which has received great enthusiasm from professionals.
The tube is also a biopolymer.
In addition, an experiment is underway on the abrasion of this biomaterial compared to traditional plastic (RESEARCH TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF PLASTICS) at sea by the T.E.O environment association .
The first results are reassuring because unlike PET, the compostable and biodegradable biopolymer releases fibers in the form of light dust and no microplastics.
Seabird, a Morbihan company, also carried out tests
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