Like other premium brands (and Dyson products are definitely expensive), British vacuum manufacturer Dyson is exploring the use of biopolymers for their products and they seem to be enthusiastic about it (see the video below).
Dyson has been working with the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, and the Centre for Process Innovation under a UK-funded project by the Technology Strategy Board. The work carried out will assess the high level economic and technical feasibility of using biopolymers in a closed loop process, which may ultimately improve the ability to recycle consumer products.
According to Dyson, biopolymers have the potential to be reused infinitely leading to less use of materials. Other appealing traits of biopolymers include transparency, surface gloss, high rigidity and flexibility of processing.
However, the researchers and developers agree that it will still take a number of years and a concerted effort to reach the full potential of biopolymers for their use.