When it comes to packaging, everybody knows the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But what about the plastic packaging that escapes collection and ends up in the environment.
In this episode of Packaging Talks, Bruno Pereira in conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, points out that there should be a 4th R: REMEDIATE. Remediation efforts exist like beach clean-ups, floating barriers to name a few but unfortunately they do not measure up to the scale of the problem.
Bruno mentions that there is a need to scale up remediation by empowering nature to take care of the excess wastage via Bioremediation. Bruno also proposes and discusses bout the concept of of EBT: Embedded Bioremediation Triggers wherein mainstream resins (PE, PP and PS) can enable micro-organisms to harvest their energy via biodegradation.
About Bruno Pereira
Bruno Pereira is an Environmental Activist and Chief Sustainability Officer at Biologiq, São Paulo, Brazil. Bruno works from within companies to making plastics better. Experienced Sustainability and New Business Development Leader. Currently focused on collaborating for scientific progress pertaining to biobased thermoplastics, recycling and biodegradation.
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