Rice is the second most cultivated cereal in the world and the planet dedicates 162.2 million hectares to its cultivation.
It is a base food in many culinary cultures such as the Chinese, Indian or Nigerian.
The cereal we eat is shell-free (which is only 20% of its weight), which makes us face one of the largest agro-industrial by-products in the world.
800 million tons of rice are consumed annually, leaving 160.000.000.000 kilos of residual husk, impossible to digest by humans.
This agro-industrial by-product, which is composed of 15% silica and 85% organic material, ends up being a waste if it is not processed to create recycled material. The gases that are generated during this burning process are highly polluting and harmful.
Oryzite converts this natural by-product into raw material thus contributing to the reduction of plastic consumption.
Every year the oceans of our planet are filled with between 5 and 13 million tons of plastic waste generated by the human action. This involves a damage to the environment of such magnitude that it makes us all have a duty to start the path towards sustainability in a joint and committed way.
The European Union is betting on promoting the creation of durable plastic materials that can be reused and that allow a very high quality reciclying process.
Its goal is that by the year 2020, all plastic containers that exist in the European market are reusable or recyclable in a cost-effective way.
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