Bayonix quenches thirst while protecting the environment
Feldkirchen-Westerham – The German start-up Bayonix has developed the first fully biodegradable drinking bottle, which has gold-level Cradle to Cradle Certified certification. The company guarantees that all parts, even microplastics, are able to be degraded in the cycle.
According to its own statement, Bayonix has developed the first and only fully biodegradable drinking bottle. It is also the first sports bottle to be GOLD-level Cradle to Cradle certified. The start-up from Feldkirchen-Westerham in Upper Bavaria uses materials that contain no harmful substances to create its innovative drinking bottle.
A fully biodegradable polymer is the main component. This means that the microplastics are returned to the biological cycle as well. The polymer is also used for other products from the start-up. For example, cosmetic tubs are also included in Bayonix’s portfolio.
Bayonix also provides a return concept, which regranulates the bottles and uses the material to produce new bottles. However, if the bottles find their way into the environment by accident, the substances will be biodegraded. If a consumer loses a single part of the bottle, they can reorder it instead of needing to buy the whole bottle again.
Bayonix was founded in 2016 and values not only environmental friendliness and suitability for the circular economy. The drinking bottle is also impressive due to its neutral taste and smell, its particularly large opening, which makes it easier to fill and clean, and its practical shape, which makes it easy to hold in almost any position.
The company’s founder, Stefan Hunger, won the Entrepreneur Hero Award from Debitoor in 2018 for his development.
For a quick overview of the product qualities, please view the one-page leaflet (Download below). You can find more Information about the company and their product on their website.
Also, you can read a press-article (in german) published by Punkt 4 Info here. Punkt 4 Info is the daily newsfeed of the independent press-agency Cafe Europe from Winterthur, Switzerland.
Future-Safe cosmetics from no excuses Lanur
Kilchberg ZH – no excuses LANUR a globally unique cosmetics brand just launched their first future-safe skin care product. The focus here is not only on care. In fact, with a Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD certification, both the cream and packaging promote the benefits of the circular economy.
The impact brand no excuses LANUR is demonstrating that there is no contradiction in terms between safe materials and chemicals on the one hand, and grooming and body care on the other. Both the cream itself and the packaging that the no excuses Lanur product comes in have been awarded a Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD certification. The Cradle to Cradle approach embodies the principles of the circular economy, according to which all materials used in a product are safe for both humans and the environment and can be returned to both the biological and technical lifecycle after use. EPEA Switzerland, the accredited expert for Cradle to Cradle Certified and Material Health Certificate certifications based in Bäch in the canton of Schwyz, has supported no excuses LANUR both in the scientific evaluation of the ingredients its uses and the Cradle to Cradle Certified certification process.
The collaboration has resulted in the launch of the world’s first cosmetics brand to exclusively feature products certified in line with the Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD standard, details of which can be found on LinkedIn. “As an entrepreneur, I have wholeheartedly subscribed myself to the circular economy”, explains Karin Lanz, founder of no excuses LANUR, in her profile on the social networking platform. She adds: “We borrow from nature, we give back to nature”.
The no excuses Lanur brand launched its first product in the form of the Lanolin Repair Balm. This product nourishes dry and broken patches of skin, for example on the lips or hands. Bayonix, a German company that brought the first Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD drinking bottle to market a few years ago, developed the tub for this product. Karin Lanz also collaborated with a circular economy veteran for the cardboard used in the packaging, benefiting from the EPEA Switzerland network in the process. The cardboard has been sourced from Vögeli AG, based in Langnau im Emmental in the canton of Bern, which in September 2019 became the first printing firm in the world to be awarded a Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD certification.
Further information can be found on the website of „no excuses Lanur„.