This new material is compostable and biodegradable. The biopolymer is composed by amide that can come from several organic sources either potatoes or other. It was presented in July 2021, in the shape of a mineral water bottle, in partnership with Sociedade da Água de Monchique, an industrial partner, promises to make way for a profound transformation in the global industry. Target for SIPA was the injection and then blowing this new material into preform and bottles through standard preform systems and blowmolders.


The “Good Bottle” weights 28g and shows a 74% biodegradability rate after 45 days, and under controlled composting conditions in accordance with the ISO norm 14855-1:2012, and a 90% rate up to 12 months, depending on the conditions it is exposed to, according to ISO norm 13432.


Advantages & Packaging Features

This packaging gives the following advantages:

The ”Good Bottle” offers many advantages for Ocean conservation. Amongst them we would like to highlight that the scope of the project included a study to evaluate the material’s grave toxicity in a marine environment using Zebrafish, which rendered excellent results in comparison with those registered using conventional polymers. On the other hand, since the bottle’s composition may include algae, these might serve as food for the marine species during the bottle’s quick disintegration process. The material’s base composition and its permanent contact with water triggers its hydrolysis in a very short time span. The material is also biodegradable when in contact with organic waste.

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