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Biopactic Material Alternative

The Biopactic materials is the latest product developed by Chemolex Company which aim to completely replace the use of single use plastic materials (polypropylene and polyethylene) in the manufacture of diapers and food/product packaging. According to report by UNEP Kenya, Kenya and other East African countries produces an upward of 5.5 billion nappies per year. Many of these nappies do end up thrown in water ways such as rivers and ocean due to ineffective waste management infrastructure in these countries.

A simple quantitative research on single use plastics collected from River Mathare in Nairobi Kenya by Chemolex Company reveals that disposable diapers consist of 43% of the solid wastes collected from the river while single use plastics such as sugar, bread, milk and other product packaging consist of 29% of the wastes. To completely eliminate marine plastic pollution, scientist from Chemolex Company therefore undertook a rigorous scientific research which led to the development of the Biopactic material which is a sustainable, recyclable and 100% biodegradable material alternative that can replace the single-use plastic in both disposable diapers and food/product packaging.

When used in product/food packaging, it offers exceptional protection and preservation of food and also very flexible and lightweight thus making it convenient for transport and delivery. The use of biopactic material in diapers will eliminate the use of dioxins and chlorine which are extremely poisonous and carcinogenic and massively used in the conventional diapers in the market. This will therefore make kids diapers 100% eco-friendly, safer and biodegradable under normal environmental conditions such as room temperature and pressure.

The main raw material for the manufacture of the Biopactic material is the invasive water hyacinth which currently poses significant environmental, health and economic adverse impacts by forming an impenetrable mat on top of Lake Victoria. Our objective is therefore to turn these invasive plants into an affordable material alternative that eliminates the use of single use plastic polymers in packaging as well as in diaper production.

Sample Biopactic Packaging Material.