Reducing carbon footprint for hospitals
Earlier this autumn, Howl & Frankly was selected as the design and product development partner for OrganoClick, one of Swedens most promising Cleantech companies. The combination of design and technology services, together with a clear HowlFrankly ambition to develop OrganoClick into a world leader within sustainable product development, led to winning the account. We have now started our first project with OrganoClick, aimed at replacing plastic containers with green biocomposite materials. In Sweden alone, millions of plastic containers are used just for risk waste at hospitals. The high contamination risk, forces the products to be disposable. A project initiated by a consortium of Swedish regional healthcare providers now aim at replacing current plastic risk waste containers with a container based on renewable materials, thus reducing the carbon footprint. The project has received public funding from Swedish Vinnova and Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR). OrganoClick’s new technology within green biocomposite materials; OrganoComp™ will be used as the material of choice for the container. “It is very exciting to collaborate with hospitals in this area. A bio-based product, that can fulfill the hospitals tough requirements on function and sustainability, could open up new markets for OrganoClick; not only within hospitals and other industries but also consumer products for all kinds of containers with the need of water resistance properties” says Mårten Hellberg, CEO at OrganoClick AB.