RWDC Industries Ltd., the winner of The Liveability Challenge 2018, presented by Temasek Foundation, has launched its Solon brand at Ecosperity Week 2019 in Singapore in June.
This revolutionary, sustainable material solution has hundreds of possible applications for everyday life. Solon is an ideal material for replacing petrol-based single-use plastic articles, including cutlery, cups, bags, plates, and bowls. Solon has been introduced in Singapore, as a drinking straw product first.
The straws is also available from a number of leading food and beverage partners in Singapore, who supported the launch.
Solon is a type of PHA (or polyhydroxylalkanoate) — a biopolymer naturally produced and optimised by RWDC Industries to enable a global solution to today’s plastic waste management challenge.
“We believe that it is our duty as stewards of the planet to use our talents, energy and time to leave a legacy of a sustainable future,” said Dr Daniel Carraway, RWDC’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.
“There are a number of ‘compostable’ single-use plastic alternatives on the market; however, these materials can only be composted in well managed, commercial composting facilities that are equipped to operate with precise control systems,” he added.
Governments around the world are beginning to legislate aggressively on plastic waste. RWDC supports the initiatives of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ but notes these steps are not enough to alter the growth trajectory of plastic waste, risking serious consequences. RWDC believes a better solution is to ‘replace’ single-use plastics with the right material, PHA – an unmodified, naturally occurring polymer that offers many of the benefits, versatility and functionality of petroleum plastic materials, while enabling a safe outcome in all potential post-consumer end of life scenarios.
Solon is certified by European certification authority TUV Austria to safely biodegrade in natural environments, leaving absolutely no harmful remains or by-products. It is made from sustainably produced, renewable feedstock, is incredibly versatile, and available at a commercially viable price.
Source: RWDC Industries
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