Industry Terms

Plant Based Plastic - Plant Based Plastic is made from a plant source compared with traditional plastic which is generated from petroleum. Wheat straw, bamboo fibre, rice husks, sugar cane, corn starch, and other plant-based polymers are all examples of plant based plastic.

Reusable Water Bottle - A reusable water bottle is a refillable vessel suitable for cold and hot drinks and can be refilled and reused endlessly. 

Wheat Straw - Wheat straw plastic is food safe certified, BPA free, and FDA approved, making it suitable for a variety of uses.

Bioplastic - Bio-plastics are creative new materials that have qualities and benefits similar to traditional plastics.

Bamboo Fibre - Bamboo Plants are one of the hardiest plants available. This plant thrives without the use of pesticides and rarely suffers from infections. Bamboo has unique antibacterial properties which are then passed onto the bio-plastic called Bamboo Fibre.

Corn Material - corn starch is a plant-based polymer and an example of a sustainable plant based alternative.

Circular Economy - a circular economy is an economic system that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.

PLA - PLA plastic (polylactic acid) is a vegetable-based plastic material, which commonly uses cornstarch as a raw material. Can be used for use in corn-based cutlery and eco friendly disposable cups.

Biodegradable - a product capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution can be deemed biodegradable.

Recyclable - a substance or object that can be recycled and converted into new materials and objects.

Compostable - Compostable materials are materials that have been certified to break down completely into non-toxic components (water, carbon dioxide, and biomass) that will not harm the environment. This can be done via home composting or through industrial composting.

Industrial Composting - industrial composting is large-scale composting which is designed to handle a high volume of organic waste. This compost that is produced can be sold or donated to farms and plant nurseries or to individuals.

Biobased - products wholly or partly derived from biomass, such as plants, trees or animals and materials intentionally made from substances derived from living organisms.

Bio certified - The item was grown following the rules of the EU Regulation on Organic Farming.

Recycled Material - recycled materials or products that have been treated using a special industrial process so that they can be broken down and used again in another product.

Renewable - a natural resource or source of energy that is not depleted by use, such as water, wind, solar power and waste plant based materials. 

Sustainability - avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance and healthy planet.

Stainless Steel - a form of steel containing chromium, resistant to tarnishing and rust.

Stainless Steel Bottles - Reusable bottles made from stainless steel.

Aluminum Bottles - an aluminum bottle is a drinks bottle made of aluminum. 

Linear Economy - An economy based on 'take-make-dispose' and single use.

Dangerous Production - Releases greenhouse gases and carcinogens.

Toxic Manufacturing - Steel bottles create 100x more waste.

Greenwashed Recycling - No curbside pickup or local recycling options.

Sustainable Manufacturing - Powered by renewable energy.

Compostable Materials - Resources return to the Earth.

Travel Mugs - a container with a lid, usually with a small hole that you can drink from, used for hot or cold drinks while you are travelling.

Flasks - a container for liquids.

Thermos - a vacuum flask used as an insulating storage vessel for hot and cold beverages.

Hemp Material - Hemp material is made using fibers from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant.

Renewable Plant Materials - A renewable plant material is a material made of natural plant based resources that can be replenished, generation after generation.