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BioPBS in Circular Economy

BioPBS in Circular Economy

Introducing A Closed Loop System - A Fundamental for Sustainable Future

According to Ellen McArthur Foundation, A circular economy is based on three principles, all driven by design: Eliminate waste and pollution, Keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural system. BioPBS is one of the material solution to support in all these principles in a way that it is made from renewable resources and compostable at the end-of-life turning into soil supporting another lives on earth as in closed loop system.

What is a circular economy? | Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Closed Loop System Projects

Academic Institution

Chula Zero Waste



17 Canteens inside university


Everyone separate the used ZERO-WASTE CUP into separation bin


Cut into small pieces


Make into compost mix

5. The Compost will be used for plant insude the campus



More than 70 MT

of waste has been reduced from this campaign


Cups for a new pot

Replacing plastic nursery pot by Royal Forest Department



Sports Event

Audencia-La Baule Triathlon 2017 - France

Nantes Marathon 2018 & 2019 - France


To minimize its impact on the environment, the Marathon de Nantes has chosen the BioPBSTM paper cups. More than 100,000 cups have been used and collected at the end of the event. After their collection, these cups will be composted at Baugeois Compost (Maine-et-Loire).

For more information, please visit: Marathon de Nantes Website



Giravanz Summer Festival 2021 - Japan


Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) is collaborating with Giravanz Kitakyushu, a Japanese soccer club, to implement a verification test as a step toward realizing circularity using compost derived from paper cups made with MCC’s BioPBSTM (manufactured by PTT MCC) compostable material.


For the verification test, MCC will supply about 6,500 paper cups made with MCC’s BioPBSTM compostable material to the Giravanz Summer Festival 2021, a soccer event hosted by Giravanz Kitakyushu on August 22nd and 28th, 2021. The used paper cups will then be collected and composted together with any food residues at composting facilities. A portion of the compost that is produced will be used to cultivate vegetables at a local high school, which will then be the harvested and sold at the soccer stadium.

For more information, please visit: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Website


BioPBS Support Organic Recycling

The use of compostable plastics makes the mixed waste suitable for organic recycling (composting), enabling the shift from recovery to recycling (a treatment option which ranks higher on the European waste hierarchy). This way, biowaste is diverted from other recycling streams or from landfill and facilitating separate collection – resulting in the creation of more valuable compost.

In order to be suitable for organic recycling, products and materials need to meet the strict criteria of the European norm EN 13432 on industrial compostability. Following successful certification, these products and materials are permitted to be advertised and labelled as ‘compostable’. The Seedling label is a well-known mark for products conforming to EN 13432.

For more information : https://www.european-bioplastics.org/bioplastics/waste-management/composting/


Paper Recycling

Not only compostable benefit that BioPBS could offer, but also for recycling stream. BioPBS coated paper has been tested and certified by Western Michigan University in US and PTS (Papierteschniche Stiftung) in Germany on its recyclability and repulpability so that paper can be retrieved back into the system without loosing as the waste and enhancing our utmost effort in supporting the circular economy.

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