What is so special about bio.k. products?
The raw materials we use are sourced from 100%
renewable and unlimited resources. We do NOT use materials based on
crude oil in any shape or form in these products.
What is the average quantity of renewable raw materials used in bio.k. products and are these biodegradable?
The average quantity of renewable raw materials is >90%. The
remaining <10% consist of raw materials NOT based on mineral oil and
are 100% biodegradable like the entire product.
Which "renewable raw materials" are used?
The largest portion of these renewable raw materials is sourced from
sugar beet or sugar cane. Other ingredients are sourced from the leaves
of the carnauba palm and from wood. You will know carnauba wax as
coating for sweets, and lignin, derived from wood, is a recyclable waste
product from paper production.
Are the colours based on mineral oil?
No! In collaboration with a number of masterbatch manufacturers colours
were developed that contain NO ingredients based mineral oil.
Does the use of renewable raw materials undermine the production of foodstuff?
No, it doesn't. According to a study of the FAO (Food and Agricultural
Organization of the United Nations) in 2008, less than 0,1% of
agricultural areas are used for the production of the renewable raw
materials that we use to produce bio.k. bio-plastics.