Biospife goes to Europe
Scion’s collaboration with ZESPRI®, recognised as the world leader in premium quality kiwifruit, continues to grow. Scion scientists have been working with ZESPRI® to develop a bioplastic spife (spoon-knife) made, in part, from kiwifruit residue.
ZESPRI® in Europe had such a positive response to prototype biospifes displayed at a trade fair for sustainable agriculture in The Netherlands, that they requested 100,000 commercial sample spifes. These will be used in retail pre-packs of ZESPRI® ORGANIC supplied to several European retailers.
The Scion bioplastics team optimised the formulation and organised scaled-up production of the necessary components. Thousands of biospifes are now coming off the production line at a New Zealand manufacturing plant.