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Biodegradation Technology

Our goal at von Holzhausen is to design sustainable material with minimal environmental impact that consider the entire product life cycle. That’s why we use a proprietary technology in all of our formulations. This technology causes plastic to biodegrade* through a series of chemical and biological processes in a landfill or ocean environment.

*Biodegradation rates of our materials are measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method.
Actual biodegradation rates will vary according to the solid content, moisture, and temperature levels in the landfill.

How Our Technology Works

How the Additive Works

How Our Technology Works

A. Biofilm

B. Microbes

Ingredients

Ingredients in our technology allow the formation of a coating called biofilm to form on the material.

Process

The biofilm is made up of micro-organisms which penetrate the material.

Ingredients

Other ingredients in our technology cause the molecular structure of the material to expand, allowing the microbes in.

Process

The microbes eat the material on a molecular level, accelerating biodegradation.

*Please note that regulation in California prohibits the sale of plastic products that are labeled with the terms “biodegradable”. The law also prohibits language that implies in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in the State of California including online.

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shop the banbū collection

Created using bamboo, the most renewable resource on the planet, The collection is inspired by the circular and organic forms of the bamboo plant. The iconic shapes are functional yet luxurious, elevating your everyday style.

The Knotted Hobo - Banbū Leather in Black

Banbū Leather in Black
$450 

The Sac - Banbū Leather in Stone

Banbū Leather in Stone
$295 

The Shoulder Bag - Banbū Leather in Forest

Banbū Leather in Forest
$450 

The Circle Crossbody - Banbū Leather in Oat

Banbū Leather in Oat
$395 

The Ballet Flat - Banbū Leather in Caramel

Banbū Leather in Caramel
$295 

The Knotted Hobo - Banbū Leather in Stone

Banbū Leather in Stone
$450 

The Knotted Hobo - Banbū Leather in Carob

Banbū Leather in Carob
$450 

The Sac - Banbū Leather in Caramel

Banbū Leather in Caramel
$295 

The Sac - Banbū Leather in Black

Banbū Leather in Black
$295 

The Shoulder Bag - Banbū Leather in Stone

Banbū Leather in Stone
$450 

The Shoulder Bag - Banbū Leather in Taupe

Banbū Leather in Taupe
$450 

The Circle Crossbody - Banbū Leather in Stone

Banbū Leather in Stone
$395 

The Circle Crossbody - Banbū Leather in Forest

Banbū Leather in Forest
$395 

The Circle Crossbody - Banbū Leather in Black

Banbū Leather in Black
$395 

The Ballet Flat - Banbū Leather in Black

Banbū Leather in Black
$295 

The Ballet Flat - Banbū Leather in Latte

Banbū Leather in Latte
$295 

The Car Interior - Driving Change With Banbū Leather

Driving Change With Banbū Leather
$29,995 

The Banbū Leather Candle -


$55 

The Car Interior - Driving Change With Banbū Leather

Driving Change With Banbū Leather
$29,995 

Shop the Collection —

shop the banbū collection

Created using bamboo, the most renewable resource on the planet, The collection is inspired by the circular and organic forms of the bamboo plant. The iconic shapes are functional yet luxurious, elevating your everyday style.

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