In the March edition of Set in Stone, we’re looking at some positive moves in the manufacturing industry and highlighting our biodegradation capabilities.


Have you ever thrown an empty potato chip bag in the recycling bin? Well, odds are that it probably couldn’t be recycled because it’s actually made of two different materials: plastic on the outside and aluminum on the inside, preventing the bag from being sorted into a single recycling stream…until now.

We’re thrilled to announce that Kettle Classics will introduce the first potato chip bag Made From Stone to the US market this spring! This bag is mono-material, meaning it can be sorted in recycling streams. Better still, we’ve been able to remove more than half the plastic and reduce the CO2 footprint by as much as 67%!

Our CEO Florencio Cuétara sat down with Bloomberg Green to discuss the exciting news about Kettle Classics, the future of snack food packaging, and how Made From Stone is helping companies worldwide reduce their plastic and CO2 footprints!

To read the article click here

Each week, Okeanos® is working with our clients to develop new products. This month we’re highlighting a replacement for a 100% virgin plastic cup. This improved cup, created using Made From Stone compound, contains less than half the plastic, and a whopping 67% reduction in CO2 emissions. The cup has excellent barrier properties, is flexible, and can be made at a cost more affordable than its 100% plastic predecessor.

This compound is currently manufactured in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Turkiye, and the United States, and are available worldwide.

To make the switch to stone, get in touch at!

Throughout history, Türkiye has served as a literal and figurative bridge between Europe and Asia. Today, Türkiye’s population lives surrounded by the splendor of nature from the rugged peaks of Cappadocia to the famous calcium-rich thermal springs of Pamukkale. However, climate change is already affecting these beautiful spots, with hotter, drier summers in parts of the country, and floods and drought in others.

Okeanos has entered the Turkish market to form yet another important bridge, this time between affordable sustainable technology and the robust manufacturing industry in Türkiye. Tapping into the country’s abundance of quality stone, Okeanos Türkiye will utilize local labor and existing manufacturing equipment to immediately reduce in the amount of plastic flowing into the market at the source, and dramatically reduce CO2 emissions of products Made From Stone, starting with leading bucket manufacturer Eminis Ambalaj.

Okeanos Türkiye will help brands, manufacturers, and the government to achieve emissions reduction goals, and act as the bridge to localized sustainable technology for the countries in the region.

Get in touch with our Turkish team at!


How are buildings like the Colosseum, built in 80AD, still standing strong, while modern day buildings tend to crumble within a few decades?

A recent study found that the Romans can thank our star ingredient, calcium carbonate, for the architectural endurance of these long-lasting icons. Using a mixture of limestone, volcanic material and water to make mortar, the ancient Romans heated the lime into a substance called “quicklime,” which when mixed with water, continued to chemically strengthen the concrete throughout its useful life. To this day, when it rains, the lime reacts with water to recrystallize as calcium carbonate, which fills the cracks and keeps the buildings strong.

To learn more about ways that calcium carbonate can be used to strengthen your products, get in touch with our sales team at!

Listen in as Larry Wyman, Okeanos’ Chief Strategy Officer talks to iHeartRadio’s School For Startups Podcast about growing a start-up during Covid, the evolution of Made From Stone technology, and where we’re going in 2023!

To keep up with our innovation announcements in 2023, visit our news page!

In 2022, Okeanos Middle East was shortlisted for the PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Program. We applied to participate with dual goals: raising awareness about our technology and working alongside one of the world’s largest consumer brands to develop packaging with less plastic and a lower CO2 footprint.

Collaborating with PepsiCo as part of this program not only allowed us to accomplish those goals, but also introduced us to vital industry contacts in the region opened the door for conversation with other participants and challenged us in ways we never thought possible. Accelerators and incubators like this one have proven extremely valuable to our growth, tapping into the experience of multinational corporations and fine-tuning the way we speak about our brand.

This year’s PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Program is focused on sustainable agricultural practices.

Do you have an innovative solution that will further climate positive agriculture or tackle food insecurity in the MENA region? If so, click here to apply!

Do you have an innovative solution that will further climate positive agriculture or tackle food insecurity in the MENA region? If so, click here to apply!


Tell us what this sustainability means to you.

For me, sustainability is the balance that our planet needs to continue to be a habitable place for the next 1000 years. Within that balance, the human being plays a fundamental role since we are the only ones who can alter it. It is up to each one of us to do our bit to achieve this balance.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My family and the desire to work and contribute to leave my children and grandchildren a better world than the one I lived in.

What’s the most encouraging sign you’ve noticed in your work that proves that we’re making progress toward a less plastic planet?

To be able to see and experience the process from the beginning, from the stone! Our product is not just another one, it comes to break the mold, to change the matrix. It is a real solution to the dream of zero plastic.

What advice would you give to those entering the field of Sustainability?

I would tell them to be encouraged, that surely it is not the shortest or the easiest way, but in the long term it will be the only possible way. And that there is nothing more gratifying than knowing that what you are doing is contributing to living in a better world.

What’s something about you that not many people know?

When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. I was 11 years old and at school we were studying the solar system, we thought of writing a letter to NASA (yes from Argentina). And they answered! They sent us a lot of pictures of the planets of the solar system, it was incredible.

Want to be part of Okeanos team?

Check out our careers page at Okeanos.job

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