Products to facilitate our life and the life of our planet
Proplanet undertakes research to develop processes that transform hard-to-recycle materials. The raw materials are sourced from local collection centres and transformed in Proplanet’s production facility. The three product lines - food packaging, construction materials, and paper fibres - are sold to retailers, catering companies, and local paper factories.
Proplanet offers customers sustainable products of prime quality. Currently it is expanding its biodegradable food packaging line to include food packaging that is resistant to refrigeration, thereby substituting plastic packaging. The enterprise has created demand for used Tetra Paks, previously of no value, providing an additional source of income for waste collectors.
Proplanet is a business which develops processes to recycle hard-to-recycle materials and manufactures the final products.
Emprender Para La Vida, a co-operation of the business incubator CREAME and the metropolitan area Valle de Aburrá which promotes environmental entrepreneurship, has provided business support to Proplanet since 2013.
Tetra Pak Andina has loaned Proplanet equipment under a loan-for-use agreement in order to help increase their rate of recycling.
The 2014 SEED Low Carbon Awards are largely supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).