Chamness Biodegradables uses a variety of waste streams to create biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable crockery designed for convenient single-use.

Chamness Biodegradables manufactures tableware, bakeware and packaging that are designed for convenience and single use, but without the environmental impact. Unlike conventional single-use plastic products which may linger in landfills and oceans, their products are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. They are made from a combination of natural fibres from agricultural wastes, including crops, hops from breweries, and coffee grounds from local businesses. They are able to withstand temperature ranges between -35 to 215 °C, making them appropriate for freezing or cooking.

The single-use products will biodegrade in just 21 days in water. They can be composted in between 10 to 40 days in commercial or household composting systems, and if there’s no composting facilities available they can be recycled with paper.

Why you should care

A number of US cities like Seattle and Malibu have already banned a variety of single-use plastics like straws, utensils and shopping bags. However, the use of plastic containers and packaging in the US remains pervasive, generating 13,300 tonnes of waste in 2015. Chamness Biodegradables is helping to tackle plastic waste generation by providing a more durable biodegradable alternative, while also helping to repurpose waste streams from the beverage processing industry.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Responsible consumption and production

Chamness Biodegradables is tackling waste generation, both by repurposing waste products from beverage processing and by providing a biodegradable alternative to single use tablewares.

Life below water

Chamness Biodegradables’ products will disintegrate within 21 days if they find their way to the ocean, therefore limiting harm to marine life posed by conventional single-use plastic products.