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Hya Bioplastics

A low-cost process for creating biodegradable food packaging

June 2021
Gallery Hya Bioplastics 1
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01.

Identification

VegTray, a product of Hya Bioplastics, is a home compostable fruit and vegetable tray. It has been created using a low-cost process that has significant energy and water savings in comparison to other bioplastic manufacturing technologies. Our fruit tray has been shown to increase shelf-life of perishable fruits packed due to its unique properties. This product has a short and localized supply chain significantly reduces our product cost, making this product cost-competitive with existing waste alternatives.

Label Date June 2021
From Uganda
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Will directly upcycle more than 180 tonnes of plant-based agricultural waste annually
  • 50 tonnes of waste starch will be converted into 10 Million pieces of VegTrays annually
  • Increases the shelf-life of perishable fruits, and will delay food spoilage of about 5 tonnes of fruit and vegetables annually
  • Replacing 10% of petroleum derived plastic food packaging on the Ugandan market with biodegradable alternatives in 2 years of operation
  • Home compostable in less than 60 days
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 14% cheaper than the mainstream styrofoam alternative for smaller order quantities
  • $52 savings/year on packaging per farmer of the more than 10,000 different organic farmers across Uganda
  • Increasing smallholder farmer revenue by 5% through the direct sale of their agricultural waste
04.

Activity Region

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Africa

Uganda,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Hya Bioplastics

Hya Bioplastics exists to create green and sustainable food packaging across the entire African continent.

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Headquarters 7k Old Port Bell Rd, Kampala, Uganda
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