Applied Bioplastics

We are developing new solutions for mass produced bioplastics.

Our Mission

Foster Partner Growth

Build a sustainable growth engine for eco-friendly agriculture in developing economies

Continuous Exploration

Replace traditional plastics & composites in as many verticals as viable

Aggressive Adoption

Convert “biodegradable products” from an expensive and uncommon solution to a globally viable alternative using economies of scale

Solve a Global Problem

While providing massive ROI to investors and customers

The Global Plastic Problem

It can take a thousand years for legacy plastic to degrade. This creates several environmental issues including soil infertility, water system blockages, fetal birth defects, non-potable water, and threats to both land and aquatic life. In addition, the petroleum extraction required to produce legacy plastic is a major contributor to anthropogenic climate change.

There is currently an unsustainable amount of single-use plastic production, with no viable plan to to end it. While we still need to find a way to deal with the existing amount of plastic in the ecosystem, our solutions will allow consumers to make a more eco-friendly decision about their consumption of both disposable and permanent goods without sacrificing affordability.

The Team

Colin Ardern

Co-Founder

Alex Blum

Co-Founder

Mariam Ispahani

Chief Operating Officer

Relevant News

India Will Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2022

India is the fastest-growing economy in the world, and home to 1.3 billion people. Approximately 15,342 tonnes of plastic waste are wasted by Indians every single day, and about 60% of that is recycled — far higher than the global average of 14%.

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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

Last year the Chinese government dropped a bombshell on the world recycling business: It cut back almost all imports of trash. And now a lot of that plastic gets shipped to other countries that don't have the capacity to recycle it or dispose of it safely.

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Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

"What we found was actually pretty surprising," Van Houtan says. "We found that most of the plastic is below the surface." More, he says, than in the giant floating patches.

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