24 min

Potatoes to the Rescue! Hamish Dodd about his Plastic Alternative This Climate Business

    • Business

We are drowning in plastics, in our soil, our oceans, our food
chain, and recently discovered as nanoparticles in our gut. Mmmmm nanoplastics.
The government banned single-use plastics in 2019, and is phasing out
hard-to-recycle plastics such as meat and vegetable packaging later this year,
but what to replace them with? Well, Earthpac is a New Zealand business turning
to the humble spud for a solution. It’s a potato starch tray that can be frozen
and microwave composted, and it's free from nasty toxins. Well, that sounds
good.
So why aren't we using it yet? And when will we see it at our local Four Square?
To hear more about the long journey to this fantastic solution Vincent was
joined by spokesperson Hamish Dodd.

We are drowning in plastics, in our soil, our oceans, our food
chain, and recently discovered as nanoparticles in our gut. Mmmmm nanoplastics.
The government banned single-use plastics in 2019, and is phasing out
hard-to-recycle plastics such as meat and vegetable packaging later this year,
but what to replace them with? Well, Earthpac is a New Zealand business turning
to the humble spud for a solution. It’s a potato starch tray that can be frozen
and microwave composted, and it's free from nasty toxins. Well, that sounds
good.
So why aren't we using it yet? And when will we see it at our local Four Square?
To hear more about the long journey to this fantastic solution Vincent was
joined by spokesperson Hamish Dodd.

24 min

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