AVOCADO SEED AND REVOLUTIONARY CIRCULAR TECHNOLOGY
Nature-based solutions for a sustainable world and the enormous advantages of combining, as in an ecosystem, nature, technology and the ingenuity of people mark the present and future of the planet, of society, of the economy. That is why innovation becomes relevant in the construction of a new generation of food packaging, which is the purpose of Smartpack and its strategic allies.
A revolutionary technology allows you to create biodegradable cutlery with bioplastic, made from biopolymers from the husk of the avocado. This breakthrough contributes to reducing global warming with a product that has a minimal carbon footprint; significantly reduces plastic on the planet due to its high content of plant matter; it has a circular life since its collection starts from nature and its waste is reintegrated back into it; and, finally, it uses waste to transform it into a technology with value. Precisely, the contribution to circularity is one of the great attributes of Smartpack’s biodegradable cutlery. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a world leader and member of the International Advisory Committee of the “Road Map for a Circular Chile by 2040”, the circular economy is based on three principles:
- Eliminate waste and pollution by design. This means that for the circular economy, garbage is a design error.
- Keep products and materials in use. This principle postulates that once a resource enters the economy, everything possible must be done to prevent it from diminishing or losing its value.
- Regenerate natural systems. The economic system must seek, beyond a conservationist approach, the regeneration of natural capital and biodiversity.
In this context, the patented technology that creates biopolymers from the husk of the avocado is described as a revolution in biodegradable disposable products, due to the multiple benefits for sustainability. In the first place, what is agricultural waste (the avocado pit) is transformed into a truly sustainable product. On the other hand, as they have a composition of plant origin, they can biodegrade and it is not necessary to separate them or treat them in a special way for their biodegradation process. Finally, they have a minimal carbon footprint compared to products made from other types of material, which benefits the planet and helps reduce global warming.