Posted by Robert Bowerman on
Bioaware plastic-free food containers are made from the simple molecule polylactic acid (PLA) which comes from lactic acid C3O3H6, an even simpler liquid akin to water or alcohol (see pictures below). While lactic acid is naturally in your body and in many foods, PLA is not a food and is not ingested into the body. Our PLA is certified to contain no genetic material and to contain no modified genetic material. Our supplier, Natureworks, uses Geniscan to guarantee “No GM Material in Ingeo” which is their brand name for PLA, see image and link below. We have been working with PLA since 2015 in our passion of helping rid the world of the toxins and waste that come with petroleum-based plastics. When foods are stored in plastic there is inevitable leaching of the toxins in plastics, such as bisphenol A into the food - triggering many health problems such as food allergies, asthma and hyperactivity. Our vision is to harness this innovative material PLA, that is acknowledged as a highly promising key for humanity, to help us move beyond petroleum and the toxins it places in our foods. Our business plan includes making organic polylactic acid in Gloucestershire, which will categorically be GM free and involve an ethical transparent supply chain, for use by ourselves and resale to others.