We Transform agricultural waste into new materials
While it is true that one cannot live one’s life without leaving a mess, we nevertheless lost control over the production of items which will never degrade. Modern culture is often referred to as “consumer culture”, while we ourselves are described as a “throw-away society.”
Waste LAB is interested in finding solutions for items, which are already manufactured and past their “best before” date — to restore them to their full value.
Research efforts focused on sugar beet leaves, which are the single largest agricultural waste product in Poland, as well as beet pulp, which is a by-product of sugar extraction. The materials created as a result of the process could serve as an alternative to non-biodegradable plastics.
Many everyday disposable items are made from durable and imported materials, but they could (and should) be produced from local, non-toxic and biodegradable substances.
It is also an attempt to demonstrate the potential of organic waste material which is currently useless.
Thanks to technology and tools developed for plastics, raw materials are shaped into a whole range of diverse products – vessels, packaging, building
materials and leather-like materials.
Rational waste management is one of the challenges of modern industry.
It is important to manage a production in such a way as to guarantee the exploitation of renewable raw materials while managing all by-products and created waste streams.
WHAT do WE DO?
The components we use are completely natural and do not cause an environmental burden. If our product is treated as waste, thanks to works of microorganisms and due to natural processes, it will again become part of nature.