Turning Plastics Greener and Cheaper With Applied Bioplastics’ Alex Blum
A trip to a refugee camp in Bangladesh led to a documentary and sowed the seeds for a material startup, which promises to cut plastics production costs and emissions using cellulose, said Alex Blum, founder of Applied Bioplastics.“What we’ve done by mixing cellulose with regular plastic in a way that is inexpensive to accomplish is that we’ve created a replacement for durable plastics that cost less than the original plastic while cutting the carbon footprint in half,” Blum said.
Learn more about:Details of one of the weirdest founding storiesWhy is the adoption of bioplastics limited so far?How to scale material innovation globally fast Should you be proud when you staff $3 a day?Applied Bioplastics team of 20 has so far raised $1.2 million and seeks to raise a further $1.24 million. You can check their campaign on Raise Green platform through this LINK.Blum’s “Blossoms From Ash” documentary about the Rohingya genocide won several awards and is available on Amazon.
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