Mexican company Biofase plans to develop 100% biodegradable plastic resins using avocado discarded seeds. Mexico is one of the biggest avocado producers, discarding about 30,000 tons (MT) of seeds a month, as per freshfruitportal.com.
Under Biofase’s plan, companies would no longer need to pay third parties to dispose of such waste. The company would pick the product up and reintegrate it into the production system for a 100% sustainable alternative. The process was taken up for production after technical feasibility testing.
Biofase has two product lines: Biocom, 100% biodegradable and compostable thermoplastic resins, and Bioblend, an additive that can be mixed into petroleum products to make them partially biodegradable.