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Superscoop Cradle to Cradle

Skærmbillede 2012-07-20 kl. 08.57.18

Product

The Superscoop is a multifunctional beach toy that can scoop and carry sand or water. The funny frog shape and ergonomic details are designed for children from 3 to 6 years. This product is designed based on the principles of Cradle to Cradle.

Use scenario

The superscoop is designed to be used in a beach environment. It is a high quality product that can be used frequently for about 5 years. After this period the product can be industrially recycled or composted.

If the scoop gets  accidentally lost or forgotten on the beach it should not be harmful to the marine environment.

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Materials

The production of Superscoops will start with a C2C-certified bioplastic material that is positively defined and not harmful to the marine environment. This material is recyclable and industrially compostable. Degradation in the sea or on the beach will take more time, so care should be taken to avoid release into marine environments.

Upgrade scenario

The ideal scenario is to use a biodegradable plastic that would degrade in sea water after a couple of weeks of continuous exposure if accidentally left on the beach. The developments of a marine degradable material with positively defined additives (eg color pigments) are in progress. When the material becomes commercially available the production will switch to this material. Owners of the original Superscoops will be invited to exchange their Superscoop for a new one.

Context

In 2011 Pezy and EPEA developed 25 concepts for innovative tourism items for the Cradle to Cradle Islands project, supported by EU funding.

As a follow up the Superscoop concept was further developed by Pezy with support from EPEA. Production will be started by Pezy when a total of 1000 pieces have been ordered, sales price is € 10 excl VAT and shipping.

Bioplastics are a form of plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch,[1] or microbiota,[2] Common plastics, such as fossil-fuel plastics, are derived from petroleum. These plastics rely more on scarce fossil fuels and produce more greenhouse gas. Bioplastics are more sustainable because they can break down in the environment faster than fossil-fuel plastics, which can take more than 100 years. Some, but not all, bioplastics are designed to biodegrade. Bioplastics which are designed to biodegrade can break down in either anaerobic or aerobic environments, depending on how they are manufactured. There is a variety of bioplastics being made; they can be composed of starches, cellulose, or biopolymers. Some common applications of bioplastics are packaging materials, dining utensils, food packaging, and insulation.[3]

You can support this project by ordering Superscoops, for details contact: w.geijzendorffer@pezy.com

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