Oboya collaborates with Gaia on biomaterials for crop products


In Sweden, Oboya Horticulture Industries AB signed a long-term cooperation agreement on environmentally friendly biomaterials with Gaia Biomaterials AB. The agreement means that Oboya uses Gaias biomaterials for the production and development of environmentally friendly crop products for the cultivation industry.

Oboya has been actively involved in innovation, environmental and sustainability issues in recent years, and their goal is to promote environment and sustainability in the cultivation industry by offering environmentally friendly crop products to their customers, according to their press release. Oboya believes that the use of biomaterials will be important for success in the conversion to a fossil-free growing industry worldwide.

Gaias biomaterials are biodegradable, compostable and produce up to 80% lower carbon dioxide emissions during combustion compared to conventional materials such as plastic and paper. The new eco-friendly product concept includes everything from pots, packaging and trays to labels and will be launched in early 2019. Oboya is aiming to grow in the environmentally friendly crop products segment, selling to several of Oboya’s home markets in Europe and China.