The sweet side of the eco-bottle
Can packaging protect our climate? Somehow, this sounds far-fetched. But we at Biogena have always been up for a challenge. For all our commitment, a focus on what matters is essential: In addition to various environmentally relevant projects like our photovoltaic system or the e-ordering system, we at Biogena critically checked our packaging a few years ago and consequently worked intensely to develop an innovative solution.
The eco-bottle: our – so far – biggest contribution when it comes to our environmental footprint
The eco-bottle, made from sugarcane, as future-proof packaging material is a milestone for the environmental responsibility at Biogena: The packaging, made from Green PE, is derived from a side product of sugarcane processing. Biogena alone saves 100 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Like no other plant, sugarcane filters and binds CO2.
The innovative thought goes even further, because also the usability of “bagasse”, the fibrous part of sugarcane that is left over in its processing, is an important issue for us. the upper and lower third of the plant contains no sugar and is cut off as by-product. In the north and east of Brazil, this corresponds to 150 million per year. An enormous amount of which, at present, up to 90 % are burnt for producing energy and biofuel for financial reasons. This impact has to be considered and would be a significant factor for many companies.
Through burning the bagasse, CO2 is released again immediately – as packaging material, the climate-wrecking CO2 would be bound sustainably. Biogena keeps working on realising this next climate-protecting step with its partners.
Facts about the eco-bottle:
- manufactured from renewable sugarcane
- conserving resources
- reduces damaging CO2 emissions
- 100 % recyclable (empty bottles can be disposed of via plastics recycling as far as possible)
Look at this bottle:
There is something in it
that protects our climate
sugarcane catches CO2 -
and with a bit of magic,
it becomes packaging
that protects capsules.