Bernardo Herrero of Bioplanet – Replacing Plastic Packaging with Biodegrables One Meal at a Time

Hey Bernardo, thanks for taking the time to talk to the Green Home Blog.  Bioplanet sounds like a fascinating story, and I know we have a lot of restaurants using your products.  I spent some time reading through your site this afternoon. Half the cleantech sector is focused on developing cellulosic biofuels to replace crude oil, and here you are plugging away turning cellulose fibers directly into replacements for plastic packaging products.  How cool is that!

Name:

Bernardo Herrero
Executive Director
Bioplanet
www.bioplanet.us

Company: Bioplanet Corp

What’s your personal definition of greening?

Less impact to planet earth in everyday life.

How did you get started in green business?

Developed disposable plates that wouldn’t harm the environment when tossed away, wouldn’t reach the landfill, or be eaten by wildlife.

Why did you choose to supply Greenhome.com?

Nice broad website that puts our products in our target market’s eyes.

What do you and your company do in your own life and operations to walk the walk?

Use our own products as disposables in office and personal use.

What is the best greening advice you can give our customers?

Go green not to show it off, go green because you really care to leave the world a better place to live in.

What’s your personal favorite of your products that Greenhome.com carries?

Regular bamboo and bagasse line.

What’s been the biggest change in the green sector since you got started?

More awareness from business in the foodservice sector that customers want green products in their operations.

Do you really think green products make a big difference and why?

Not big, but a difference; until the whole world changes to green, then the big difference will appear.

Do you think consumers now are aware green products exist, or is there still a lot more education to do?

All know, but not entirely and deeply enough to push market and economies of scales towards that. Also know green products are expensive, so a lot of consumers don’t pursue much.

If you could invent a green product that doesn’t exist, what would it be?

Fuel for machinery that has the same throughput than fossil based fuel and lower cost.

Thank you

Bernardo Herrero
Executive Director
Bioplanet
www.bioplanet.us

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