The natural cycle of the Landbox Straw
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Straw is produced in abundance all over the world. It is the biomass with the greatest utilization potential. In Germany, 43 million tons of cereal straw is harvested every year. Of this, 10-13 million tons of straw can be used annually for non-agricultural applications without ecological disadvantages. Only 1 % of the world's straw reserves could be used to completely replace polystyrene.
We source our straw from contract farmers in the immediate vicinity with a transport radius of <10 km. Thus, we minimize the ecological footprint in raw material procurement. At the same time, we guarantee maximum transparency over our supply chain. Our customers know from which field and farmer the material of their packaging originates.
We process straw, without additives, food safe into insulated packaging at our production site in the west of Munich. The plant technology as well as the production process were developed by Landpack and are internationally protected. Our production process reduces the primary energy demand to a minimum: Thus, we only need 1/50 of energy compared to polystyrene.
Our production and administration are powered 100 % by renewable energy sources. We have carefully considered the selection of suitable suppliers. Thus, our 100 % green electricity comes from regional biogas, hydropower, photovoltaic and wind plants in Bavaria.
Since our straw insulation contains no additives, it can be disposed of in the garden or organic waste. Thus, one Landbox produces heat and power supply through biogas in a way that is decentralized, base-load capable and sustainable. One Landbox Straw 15 liters yields 800 liters of biogas. The straw fibers can also be recycled with paper waste.
The Landbox closes the natural nutrient cycle. In industrial composting plants, biowaste is turned into nutrient-rich biocompost. This replaces conventional fertilizer and peat from drained moors.