Plastic is not evil. Since it was introduced, at the end of ‘800, it has simplified our lives. Moreover, it has saved our
lives, for instance when it is used in the sanitary sector: from heart valves, to syringes, blood bags and prosthesis. We are the devil. Every year, 8 million tons of plastic waste all over the world ends up in the sea: bottles, buoy, bags
In the last decade, plastic became well known not only for being everywhere in the world, but also for the damage it
has created in the environment. For these reasons, plastic materials are living a strong derogatory campaign, which
might not highlight the real issue, and it results in demonizing the product.
It comes from milk and it is named Splastica,the new material 100% sustainable,
created by a team guided by Emanuela Gatto, researcher from Science and Chemical technology department of the University Tor Vergata in
Rome, and the project starts from using the milk wasted everyday.
The characteristics of this new bioplastic are: to be hard, compostable, and resistant to high and low temperatures.
This new material derived from natural polymer extracted from food waste, and the process used to produce it, is
100% eco sustainable.
This material is approved by the new law 904, entered into force on the 3 of July 2021,which affirms that cutlery, plates, strokes, cotton sticks, drink mixers and tupperware cannot be realised in either ‘classic’ or biodegradable
The new bioplastic of Splastic has the potential a real evolution: the idea is also perfectly aligned with the principle of
circular economy, which is defined as giving value to waste and transforming it into a new source.
«“ Our objects in normal conditions - Gatto says -are stable for 2 or 3 years, they don’t deteriorate. If they are placed
in an organic compost bin, they compost in only 45 days, maximum 2 months. It looks like magic, but it is wonderful
We at Aga are delighted to start a fruitful partnership with Splastic, in the research of new materials and in the
creations of new eco sustainable products.