Q&A: Going bio helps say bye bye to plastic waste.
This week we chat to John Mancarella, co-founder – alongside Dr Ross Headifen – of Biogone. The enterprise designs and delivers cost-effective biodegradable products that reduce the medium- and long-term plastic footprint.
ISB: What was the inspiration behind you setting up Biogone?
JM: Initially these products were developed for us to use in-house, but we figured there must be other companies wanting to make a difference and perhaps we could approach some of our existing customers and suppliers. So, after developing a range of landfill-biodegradable products for the groundwater and soil industry between 2012 and 2014, we realised we could not really ship a pallet of biodegradable tubing to a customer wrapped in non-biodegradable stretch film and packing tape. We developed our own landfill-biodegradable stretch film and soon other products for warehouse packing followed.
From there the Biogone range grew as we developed the dog waste bags, garbage bags, and cling wrap for food…….