Not All Plastic is Created Equal

Benefiting society, the economy, and our planet

Full Cycle tackles plastic pollution and climate change by transforming organic matter into a compostable alternative to oil-based plastics

Plastic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from organic waste are two of the most critical environmental challenges facing the planet. Virtually all plastic ever produced still exists, and almost one-third of plastic consumed each year directly pollutes our land, oceans, and food chain. Organic waste is the third largest man-made generator of greenhouse gas emissions and a major contributor to climate change and global warming.

Full Cycle’s Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastic can be the answer to these problems.

Full Cycle PHA is produced naturally by bacteria using mixed organic waste as raw material. It can replace a wide range of synthetic plastics, yet it is compostable and marine degradable once its useful life is over. It is also cost-competitive with fossil-fuel based alternatives, creating the potential for widespread adoption and scale in both developed and emerging markets. The Full Cycle solution mitigates greenhouse gas emissions, reduces plastic pollution and toxicity effects on land and in the ocean, and sustainably moves the economy towards Circularity. Change the world with us!

Superior PHA Bioplastic

  • Full Cycle technology uses organic waste as raw material, which is readily available, low cost, with no arable land, expensive cultivation, or food crops
  • Full Cycle technology uses non-GMO bacteria, suitable for co-location and non-sterile, industrial operating environments
  • Full Cycle PHA is naturally occurring, compostable, marine-degradable, and food-contact safe
  • Full Cycle technology takes heterogeneous waste inputs and produces consistent polymer outputs
  • After use, organic PHA becomes raw material that can be upcycled again into virgin PHA

Full Cycle replaces traditional “take-make-dispose” consumption cycles with a superior Circular Economy solution

Full Cycle’s circular approach improves waste industry profitability, enables regenerative upcycling of a compostable material, and gives consumers a choice in sustainable packaging material.

Who We Are

Leslie Wolin

Head of People

Mary Rose Jones

Laboratory Technician

Erik Martig

System Supervisor

Nhan Vien

Facility Operator

Curtis Jew

Lead R&D Engineer

Dane Anderson


Michelle Dixon

Lab Technician

Anthony Martinez

R&D Engineer

Adrienne Phillips

R&D Associate

Jeff Anderson


Alyssa Eszlinger

Operations Manager

Ross Polk

Head of Growth

Casey Zweig

Director of Operations

Nicolas Maher

Laboratory Technician

The Solution to Plastic Pollution




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