The term compound is derived from the English word "mixture" or "compound". A compound thus consists of two or more materials which, when mixed together, have favourable properties. Bio-Compound is not a protected term, so that a variety of material combinations can fall under it.
Our greenbox repEAT reusable products are made of a bio compound. It consists of a composition of natural fibres and bio-polymers. Since each product has different requirements, there is a differentiation in the material mixture. The two types of our currently used bio-compounds are explained below.
The greenbox reusable trays are made of a wood-bio-plastic composite material. This consists of 40 % wood fibres (from sustainable German forestry) and 60 % bio-polyethylene (BioPE). The BioPE is obtained from sugar, so that the wood-bio-compound is made up of 98% renewable raw materials. The material used can also be recycled and is free of petroleum plastics, PLA and melamine.
The special bio-based material mix makes the reusable bowls dishwasher safe according to DIN 12875-1 and temperature resistant up to 70 °C. The greenbox reusable bowls are ideal for salads and unpackaged foods such as muesli, cereals or nuts. Together with the transparent lid, the contents also remain fresh and visible to customers.
The greenbox reusable cutlery is also made from a composite material of wood natural fibres and bio-plastics. The special material recipe was developed within the framework of a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (German: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie). The cutlery consists of 80 % renewable resources and is biodegradable. The cutlery is dishwasher-safe and temperature-resistant up to 70 °C.