H-Guard - Additive for healthier plastic food packaging

Who much plastic did you eaten today? It wouldn't be great if we could decrease the harmful ingredients that we all receiving using plastics? Now we can!
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Maria Eleni Antoniou
Technology
Athens
Greece
2 Team Members
We tried to keep our text simple and to not use any difficult "science" terms. if you have any question or you need further explanation feel free to post it as a comment and we will answer you as soon as possible.
 
 
What we do?

What we do?It's a known fact that many substances of plastic packaging are transferred to the alimentaries which are packaged in. It's also known fact that many alimentaries contain harmful substances due to pesticides, sprays, various substances of aquifer, etc. Meaning that even if the food that we consume is a "biological product" we never could be sure that is totally safe.

So... what you would say if you have the possibility to protect your health a little bit more?

This is that we are offering to you. We created H-Guard, an organic compound of natural substances, which is added to the plastic food packaging products and "traps" a considerable part of the harmful substances.

 

How H-Guard works?

H-Guard is added during the production process of plastic products. It's added with the exactly same way that the colorants and other various additives are added. It doesn't affect the mechanical properties or the quality of the plastic in general, but at the same time makes the final product healthier.

When the plastic raw materials are heated (in order to be created the final products) the substances of H-Guard are activated and integrated to the actual plastic, creating this way a final plastic product that "traps" the majority of the harmful elements.

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What the benefits of H-Guard are?

BenefitsAs we said H-Guard is added in the first steps of the production process. Meaning that the manufacturers have absolutely no problem to use it and any change of the equipment is not required. 

The final products treated with H-Guard help you to keep your food fresh, to eliminate the dangerous substances and, at the same time, to protect the environment.

How? It’s so simple! 

When the packaging will result to garbage all the hazardous elements will be kept trapped and will not contaminate the environment. Must be also mentioned that this packaging could be recycled as the conventional plastic.

 

Our Perks and... the "Hermes" Contest

We created our perks having in mind that we would like not only to thank you for your help but also to motivate you to have a healthier and "greener" way of living as well. Also, we would like to offer you an opportunity to know our country, hoping that you love it too as much as we love it!

Also, regardless the perk that you will choose, every one of you will be mentioned in the page of "Contributors" in our actual website.

Here is some further information about our perks:

Limited Time Only (LTO): Perks marked as "LTO"  will be active for 20 days each. After the period of the 20 days, the perk will be updated with new packs of seeds.

Exclusive Pack (ExP): Perks marked as "ExP" contain exclusive offers available only in the perk in question.

Limited Edition (LE): Perk marked as "LE" is available only for limited contributors.

 

Seeds Packs:

SeedsFlowers Seeds: Rose, Violet, Evening Primrose (Night Flower), Jasmine, Geranium.

Vegetables Seeds: Gabbage, Eggplant, Sweet Pepper, Squash, Tomato.

Fruits Seeds: Strawberry, Cherry, Pomegranate, Apple, Orange.

Herbs Seeds: Thyme, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Marjoram.

Trees Seeds: Almond Tree, Walnut Tree, Mulberry Tree, Quince Tree, Chestnut Tree.

* Please visit our Media gallery in order to see photos of the plants.

All seeds are from authentic Greek varieties.

Shipping costs will be applied and that's exactly why you will choose the way of transport. There is no need to add any extra amount at this point, in order to cover the shipping costs. When the perk will be ready, you will get notified and then the shipping details will be taken care.
It's estimated that perks will be ready at the end of April.

 

"Hermes" Contest:

Hermes ContestHermes was the Greek God of Communication, Travel and Messages. He was also the messenger of the Gods of Olympus.

We know that some of you just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help!

So, we ask you to be our "Hermes"!

Spread our idea throughout the world and gain a "Zeus" perk!

How it works:

Log in to your Indiegogo account (this is very important part, in order your stats to be tracked) and use the Indiegogo's share tools. If a person follows your link and make a contribution, this contribution will be tracked at your stats (* For detailed information please visit the Indiegogo's informative page here)

The person who will helps to raise the most amount of contributions at the end of our campaign (regardless if the goal will be reached or not) will receive a "Zeus" perk (Shipping costs are also applied in this case too though).

At the end of the campaign a screenshot of our  "Analytics" tab will be published for reliability purposes.

 

Why we need your help?

Why we need your help?

 

 

We are here today because we have some steps to do until our additive to be ready for production. More precisely, we will use the collected funds for:

 

 

 

  • Production of final products containing our mixture, which will be distributed as free samples to potential clients. These final products will be also used for certification purposes (Some of you will receive too some of these bags by choosing the relative perks.).
  • Certification of our additive. (Updates and copies of the certificates will be published on our actual website.).
  • Extended marketing campaign.

Each of you will be kept updated regurarly about our progress via emails and website updates.

Of course we are hoping to reach our entire goal, but if this doesn't happen we will use the amount collected for the purposes mentioned above in the above order. It also should be mentioned that in this amount are also calculated all the fees and taxes required and the perk's costs as well.

 

Who Are We?

Who are we?We are a small group of people who turned their environmental concerns to a profession. Our main objective is to create products that could help the human and environmental health.

Our team consists of a Mechanical Engineer, a Chemical Engineer,  a Designer and a Financial Advisor.  We are people who love to learn and that's why we are attending seminars and courses relative to our interests. Currently, we attend the Harvard's and MIT's online courses.

We had created and promoted many "green" products before (biodegradable plastic packaging for instance) and now we are here to ask you to help us to launch our latest innovation.

 

Why Indiegogo?

We chosen to be funded via Crowd funding because we would like to keep our independence. We are not compromising quality to cut costs and for this reason we want not to be funded by big companies.

 

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  • $10USD
    Dionysus - Buy me a... seed!

    One pack of seeds in plastic packaging. Available packages: Vegetables / Flowers Please mention which package you prefer.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Athena - Seed of Wisdom! (LTO)

    Two packs of seeds in plastic packaging plus instructions via email about plant and harvest and 2 Greek food recipes via email (based on the seeds packs selected). Available packages: Herbs / Vegetables / Fruits / Flowers Please mention which package you prefer.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75USD
    Artemis - Hunting for Food...

    Two packs of seeds in pouch, instructions via email about plant and harvest, 5 Greek food recipes via email (based on the seeds packs selected), 5 recipes for homemade cosmetics, a package of food plastic bags treated with our additive and a Skype call with our team in order to get instructions, about your seeds, live. Available packages: Herbs / Vegetables / Fruits / Trees Please mention which package you prefer.

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  • $270USD
    Demeter - AgroWisdom (ExP, LE)

    Possibility to choose two seeds from each pack (10 seeds total), seeds packaged in pouches, instructions via email about plant and harvest, 10 Greek food recipes via email (based on the seeds packs selected), 10 recipes for homemade cosmetics, 5 packages of food plastic bags treated with our additive, a Skype call with our team in order to get instructions, about your seeds, live, 25ml virgin olive oil and 500 gr Greek honey.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    Hera - Queen of Gods (LE)

    Ten packs of seeds in pouch (Available packages: Herbs / Vegetables / Fruits / Flowers), instructions via email about plant and harvest, 20 Greek food recipes via email, 20 recipes for homemade cosmetics, a Skype call with our team, 10 packages of food plastic bags treated with our additive, 500ml virgin olive oil, 500gr Greek honey, 500 ml Ouzo, 1 package of dried figs, 1 pasteli and a voucher for permanent discount of 20% for final products treated with our mixture

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Zeus - Kindom of lighting (LE)

    All seed packages x 2 in pouch, instructions via email about plant and harvest, 50 Greek food recipes via email, 50 recipes for homemade cosmetics, a Skype call with our team, 20 packages of food plastic bags treated with our additive,1L virgin olive oil, 1Kg Greek honey, 1L Ouzo, 1L Tsipouro, 2 packages of dried figs, 2 pasteli, rakomelo, 2 packages of loukoumia, 1L Masticha, a package of dried Greek spices and a voucher for permanent discount of 50% for final products treated with our mixture

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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