In the design of its materials Sulapac pays great attention to all phases of the material life cycle. Sulapac’s co-founders have their academic background in biomedical*) materials, which means that safety is in the DNA of all Sulapac’s products. Naturally, when we say a product is safe, we say it is safe for its intended use.
Promotion of circular economy is one of Sulapac’s key priorities. By designing materials, the raw materials of which are inherently safe for people and the environment we can promote cycles which are safe on the molecular level. Our ambitious objective has been to develop ‘bio-benign’ materials that would reduce the negative impacts on natural systems when leaked, while also being recyclable and competitive in terms of functionality and costs. Our leading design principle is to mimic the nature.
*) Biomedical materials are materials which are biocompatible meaning they can be placed in human body on medical purposes
Sulapac straw is safe for people and the environment. The main raw materials of the Sulapac straw are sustainably sourced wood chips and biodegradable binders. All raw materials are sustainably sourced and food contact approved. During the use and end of life of the Sulapac straw there are no releases of ecotoxic chemicals or microplastics.
**) Since the beginning of the program in 1986, California has listed over 900 substances in its Proposition 65 initiative which are potentially carcinogenic or may cause reproductive toxicity. The Program is administered by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
FOOD CONTACT APPROVAL & FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SULAPAC STRAW
RECYCLING AND END OF LIFE