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Converting agricultural waste to plant-based alternatives replacing fossil-based plastics

July 2020
Gallery PlasticFri 1
Gallery PlasticFri 1


PlasticFri seeks to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution through an innovative waste-based material which is fully compostable

Nearly all of the plastic that has ever been made still exists today, much of it finding its way into nature. PlasticFri is a GreenTech company from Sweden with the vision to end plastic pollution catastrophe. Conventional plastics are made from petroleum and stay in the environment up to 1000 years! By 2050, the oceans could have more plastic than fish. PlasticFri is on a mission to change that by transforming renewable resources to bio-based products for replacing disposable plastics. This revolutionary technology is already tested, validated and certified by the toughest certification standards in Europe. For its groundbreaking work, the company was awarded as the “World’s Most Innovative Sustainability Startup” among 1400 companies worldwide! PlasticFri has also been awarded the prestigious “Startup Company of the Year in Sweden" as well as named “Most promising Impact company in Nordics and Baltics"

Label Date July 24, 2020
From Sweden
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Partners, clients, funding, network

The environmental benefits

  • 86%+ lower CO2 emissions than mainstream alternative
  • Over 26,000 litres of water and 1400 litres of oil saved per ton produced, compared to mainstream alternative

The Financial benefits

  • Uses 65% less energy in production
  • Saves around 4,200 kWh of electricity per ton of material produced

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Company Profile


Breakthrough technology transforming agricultural waste to eco friendly products for replacing plastics.

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Headquarters 115 51 Stockholm, Sweden

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InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

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The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement.

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