National Third prize winner

Milkywaste-zero Waste

Biodegradable edible plastic from milk proteins


We can see a lot of alarming facts and figures about our planet slowly drowning in plastic waste. But at Milkywaste we also noticed decreasing prices of bovine milk in Europe on one hand and increased production of powdered milk on the other hand. This can cause EU farmers to lose their jobs and for all of us to lose our beloved planet.
That is why we found an environmentally friendly way to use casein from milk to produce biodegradable and even edible plastic and coating for needs in the packaging industry.
By using our products, you are prolonging the expiration date and quality of your products. Thereby increasing the shelf life and reducing waste and cost of waste transfer. A company which will use our products will comply with the highest standards and will be future proof when the EU decides to ban the use of conventional plastics by taking legal actions.
Our Milkywaste foil is unique in not killing animals and it also won’t pollute our environment.

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  • 2018 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Food
  • Slovenia

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  • Simon Planjšek (Focus On Research), Ivan Knechtl (Focus On Engineering), Mirjana Ivanuša-Bezjak (Economics Advisor)

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