Consumer fraud is an investigative documentary series that shows how horrific the impacts that result from negligence and cheating in the production and promotion of popular consumer goods could be. One episode of the Netflix series is Recycling Fraud, which shows how plastic recycling is handled around the globe and what happened after China...
Curiosities from the nontoxic plastic world
Solubag is among the finalists in the Katerva Awards in the ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT category. This award is considered the Nobel Prize for Sustainability. The Katerva Awards ranked Solubag among the finalists for 2020. The list of finalists for the Energy & Environment category can be found here.
Due to our wasteful behavior, we have polluted our planet with plastic. Plastics are found not only in rivers and seas, but because they disintegrate into smaller and smaller particles (microplastics), also in aquatic animals, which we then consume.
Although they aren't as common as before, there are still many plastic bags in our lives. The plastic bag is offered by the vast majority of stores and disposable plastic bags are freely available for almost every vegetable, fruit or pastry, often offered as the only one alternative. We use these bags as a matter of course, they are an...
Solubag has been certified by the National Institute of Public Health and it has been approved for contact with food.
The main goal of Solubag material is to completely eliminate all single-use plastic bags. We use 5 trillions (5 000 000 000 000) of these single-use plastic bags every year. 70 % of those end up in our environment. 350 million end up in the land where they will slowly decompose for the next 500 years.
At the beginning of July 2019, Roberto Astete, the owner of the Solubag patent visited the Czech Republic. For five hours, he was talking about the unique Solubag material to us, emplyees of Kyosun Europe and were literally devouring each one of his words.
Solubag is a revolutionary material. At first glance it resembles a classic plastic bag but at second glance you notice some differences. Nontoxic Solubag bags are firmer, their texture is different to touch and most importantly - you can dissolve them in water. Solubag promises ecological disposal and end of environmental devastation.