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First-Ever Backyard Compostable Straw Wins Bioplastics Innovation Award

Danimer Scientific and WinCup are the joint winners of the 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. Together they developed the first commercially sold straws made of PHA, a material verified as a reliable biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Bioplastics Division recently announced Danimer Scientific and WinCup as the joint winners of the 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. Together they developed the first commercially sold straws made of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a material verified as a reliable biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.

WinCup created the Phadeä straws using Danimer Scientific’s Nodax™ PHA, which will completely degrade in any environment without leaving behind microplastics. Consumer demand for eco-friendly plastic products is growing exponentially. Phadeä straws were the first plastic drinking straw on the market to meet this eco-friendly demand without losing the feel and quality of plastic. Phadeä straws and stirrers have unique properties that are not sensitive to temperature and high heat shipping conditions.

The Innovation in Bioplastics Award is announced annually during PLASTICS’ Bioplastics Division’s Bioplastics Week. Bioplastics Week is a social media-driven initiative created to increase the visibility of bioplastics and educate people about the many benefits of bioplastics. Follow the conversation on social media using #BioplasticsWeek.

To learn more about Danimer Scientific visit: https://danimerscientific.com/ 
To learn more about WinCup visit: https://wincup.com/

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