Expansión: The water-soluble green plastic has a Spanish name

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Expansión, one of the most important newspaper in Spain, has published an article where talks about our work as a leading company in the manufacture of water-soluble, biodegradable and compostable plastic. Our commitment to protecting the environment and sustainability is reflected in articles like this.

In it, it is explained what our activity consists of. At Green Cycles, we manufacture a water-soluble, harmless and non-polluting material. It is the alternative to conventional plastic and the future solution in the fight against climate change and the pollution of our rivers and oceans. You can read the full text here:


Apart from their harmful effect on the environment, plastics are one of the best inventions. They are key in food security and, as they are light products, save greenhouse gas emissions in the logistics chain associated with their transport. Can you imagine that non-polluting plastics existed, which were diluted in contact with water and did not leave any type of residue? Can you imagine that they would not pollute the seas and rivers and that they would not wrap themselves around the head of the sea turtles? Well, those plastics exist. They are called water-soluble plastics or PVA, a technology based on the polyvinyl alcohol polymer, which is slowly making its way into the world. An industry that can be as powerful as the electric car, battery production, renewable energy or clean hydrogen. Can you imagine that Spain could be a leader in the production of these green plastics? The answer is that Spain has the possibility to lead this revolution.

A company from Valencia, Green Cycles, has been developing this technology on its own for fifteen years, which meets all the parameters of the circular economy. The products are not only innocuous for the environment, but their manufacturing process is also clean. The capsules with which we ingest some medicines are made of these plastics

But the real revolution is yet to come. Dozens of new products that until now were the domain of traditional plastics, are beginning to be manufactured with water-soluble ones. The Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Ecological Transition have already set their sights on this industry with high added value and export potential, which in a few years can be a tremendous source of income and job creation for Spain. However, the Ministry of Finance has not understood it that way. The next tax rise on single-use plastics threatens to nip the development of this subsector that, although it does not pollute, is called plastic. “We have to get out of this crisis by producing differently.” It is a phrase that is continously repeated and where water solubles can make sense.

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