HOLISTICALLY
SUSTAINABLE.

Following our vision of a world without pollution and waste, we designed our materials according to the Cradle To Cradle principle. Not only do they help to solve plastic pollution - they leave a holistically positive footprint on the planet. During their development, we have considered not only one, but all of the environmental impact indicators.

And since our company is rooted in science, we're not stopping at ideas and well-sounding claims - we have measured our impact potential using scientific criteria!

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ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT POTENTIAL

Our first life-cycle assessment (LCA) quantifies the impact of traceless substituting virgin conventional plastics - over the whole life-cycle, from raw materials to disposal.

EACH KG OF TRACELESS MEANS...
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1,65 kg CO2-eq.
SAVED CLIMATE EMISSIONS
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46,78 MJ
SAVED FOSSIL ENERGY DEMAND
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100 liter
SAVED WATER DEMAND
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1.06 m²a
SAVED AGRICULTURAL LAND DEMAND
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1 kg
AVOIDED PLASTIC WASTE

The analysis was conducted according to the LCA standards ISO 14040/14044. It was undertaken by our impact investor Planet A as a basis for their investment decision, and published in 2021.

All numbers above are referring to the average value of the different assessed scenarios.

Interested in learning more? All the details, including information about the applied methodology and the different assessed scenarios, can be found in the summary of the full report, available on the website of Planet A!

BEYOND BIOPLASTICS

Why we don't call our materials plastic, and also not bioplastic? Because in sustainability, they are one step ahead!

traceless materials are not only bio-based, but even based on biological residues. For biodegradation, they don‘t need industrial composting conditions, but are home compostable.

traceless materials are part of a new generation of advanced natural materials - beyond plastic an bioplastic!

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The key for traceless' excellent compostability lies in its natural ingredients: Unlike many bioplastics, our materials are based on natural biopolymers - those polymers that nature has produced itself. That's why microorganisms out there already know how to handle them, and can easily digest them.

 

Depending on the conditions and the thickness of the material, composting takes only 2-9 weeks.

Composting test of traceless plast (left, thickness 0,2 and 1,6mm), compared to a film cutout of a commercially available organic waste bag (right, thickness 0,03mm, certified DIN 13432 compostable).