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Plant-based plastics acclaimed at Eco-Design competition

Roquette Freres : 15 November, 2012  (New Product)
The Roquette Group was distinguished with an "Eco-Design’ award for its Gaialene plant-based plastic range at the Annual Sustainable Development and Enterprise Days (JADDE) held in Lille, France in October.
Plant-based plastics acclaimed at Eco-Design competition

Alongside Roquette, the company Elise, which specializes in paper recycling was also acknowledged with an Eco-Design award for its office basket designed by Philippe Starck and manufactured from Gaialene plant-based plastics.

The new office receptacle is stylish and refined with soft, tactile qualities, available in several colours and is offered to all of Elise's customers to help collect waste paper and other recyclable materials such as batteries.

The range that Roquette offers has reduced impact on the environment thanks to the careful choices made for the growing of plants, the production process, the location of the production facility and the predisposition of the material to be fully recycled at the end of its life-cycle.

Product Manager Léon Mentink says: “This eco-design award crowns five years of research and development in perfecting an innovative and efficient range of plant-based plastics.”

The Eco-Design Competition is organised by the platform Avnir, in association with the Lille Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Grand Lille), the Nord - Pas de Calais Regional Council and Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) and rewards the best local initiatives in the field of eco-design.   Taking up the “Novae” concept initiated in 2011 in Quebec, Canada, it was the first time this competition had been staged in France.

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