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Beyond Plastic is a biodegradable material from a renewable resource grown in New York City that’s a sustainable alternative to plastic.

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Beyond Plastic’s material mimics the properties of polypropylene (commonly known as plastic #5) which can be found in a variety of consumer and commercial products including:
food packaging, to-go containers, diapers, bottle caps, cleaning wipes, automobile parts, textiles, and healthcare items such as personal protective equipment (PPE) like gowns, face masks, and head and shoes coverings, syringes, IV bags, tubing, and medical devices.

RESPONSE TO THE 2020 COVID-19 PANDEMIC
THE IMMEDIATE PROBLEM IN HEALTHCARE

  • Healthcare workers face supply shortages: PPE, ventilators, respirators, and cleaning wipes
    • These items are made from fossil fuel-based plastic
      • Nonwoven fabric and plastic molding
      • There is a shortage of these materials

THE NEAR-TERM PROBLEM IN HEALTHCARE

  • The exponential increase in demand and the plastic waste it causes will accelerate climate change, help viruses like COVID-19 thrive, and further increase demand for these products.
    • It’s a vicious cycle.

OUR SOLUTION TO BOTH PROBLEMS

  • Create a biodegradable renewable raw material to create these products on-demand in the amounts we need in the U.S. without accelerating climate change.