Success, the old saying goes, is being in the right place at the right time. For Indian-born entrepreneurs Paramjit Kohli and Padmaraj Pattanashetti, the place is Bremen and the time is now.
As the European Commission considers how to reduce plastic waste, the duo behind BlumBio Solutions have come up with a line of disposable tableware made of just corn starch and a bioplastic bonding agent.
The low-cost, eco-friendly solution – including plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery – is heat-resistant up to 120°C and has already been certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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