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The foam is produced in a closed loop process and can be recycled many times | Photo source Luigi Cora on Pixabay

World’s first sustainable foam 

Architecture & Design

Foamplant's recyclable bio-polyester foam reduces mattress and car seat waste

Spotted: It is estimated that foams account for 50 per cent of all plastic waste produced annually. Dutch startup, Foamplant, recently introduced a sustainable alternative to plastic-based foam called Moorefoam. Made from a bio-polyester that can be recycled repeatedly with no degradation to the material, Moorefoam is a quick, easy, and sustainable replacement for any company producing foam-based products. 

Using a closed-loop production process enables Foamplant to continuously reuse offcuts and waste. Moorefoam is an open-cell bio-polyester which is available in either sheet or flake form, at a variety of sizes. In addition, Bio-polyester is naturally fire retardant, which also allows the company to eliminate harmful chemical treatments from the production process.

Foamplant plans to recycle its old products, helping other companies significantly reduce their own carbon emissions – by an estimated 90 per cent according to the company – while also removing millions of cubic metres of waste plastic from the world’s ecosystem. Currently waiting for Series A funding, the company has set a goal of April 2023 for the completion of its first deliveries of the foam.

More and more companies are investing resources into the manufacturing of more sustainable plastic alternatives. Springwise has spotted the production of insulation made from industrial waste and recycled Styrofoam home furnishings.

Written By: Keely Khoury



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