is tackling the environmental scourge of plastic packaging waste with its compostable bottles for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The bottles are made from PLA, a corn-based material, and contents are protected by a patented barrier coating developed at Brock University by Trivium’s co-founder and President, David D’Angelo. With the same shelf-life and appearance as regular plastic containers, Trivium’s bottles biodegrade at commercial composting facilities in fewer than 180 days.
D’Angelo received a two-year OCE-CYBF Entrepreneurship Fellowship in 2014 to help commercialize his technology, which helped Trivium begin full production of its PLA bottles in September 2014.
Return on Innovation
- Trivium is the first manufacturer of PLA bottles in Canada
- Company has established relationships with future customers and distributors
- Currently has three full-time employees, with plans to hire two more
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