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DAMA BIOPLASTICS

Producing the World's first and only truly sustainable, 100% Hemp derived BioPlastic that is designed for injection molding applications and is

backyard/home compostable.  

Proprietary technology. 

We also formulate bioplastics solutions to

meet your specific product needs.

 
 
 

EVERY 60 SECONDS, OVER 700 TONS OF PETROLEUM PLASTIC IS GENERATED WORLDWIDE; 91% IS NEVER RECYCLED.

Our truly sustainable Hemp BioPlastic eliminates the need for toxic petroleum plastics. 

While removing 5200 lbs of carbon per ton. 

Allowing businesses to meet their plastic reduction and GHG reduction goals all with one drop in  home compostable product.

Eliminating the need to purchase carbon offset credits saving millions $$$

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THE PLASTIC TRUTH

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700

Tons Per Minute

Every 60 seconds, over 700 tons of petroleum plastic are generated worldwide; 91% is never recycled. Most of these end up in landfills, shipped overseas, incinerated, or littered in our environment.

91%

Never Recycled

Toxic petroleum plastic bans continue to sweep across the country and the globe. 
Truly sustainable bioplastics are a great alternative to the plastic waste problem, they can easily be composted, creating a circular economy.

5200LBS

Carbon Removed

Hemp is a carbon-negative plant that removes up to 1.6 times its weight in C02.
As a direct replacement for toxic petroleum plastics, our hemp bioplastic can eliminate 5200 lbs of carbon per ton of material produced.

 

BIOPLASTICS

Petroleum Plastic bans continue to sweep across the country and globe. There needs to be an alternative material to replace these plastics. Microplastics are even being found all over the natural environment, including in rainwater, food, and within breast milk.

The value of Hemp BioPlastics to this marketplace cannot be overstated.

Our sustainable bioplastics which are derived from waste biomass, and designed as a drop-in replacement for toxic petroleum plastics. 

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CLOSED LOOP SUPPLY CHAIN

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The Team

Cole Gibbs, owner Dama Distributing

Cole Gibbs
Founder & CEO

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Cole Gibbs, founder & CEO of Dama and an innovative entrepreneur, is pioneering the development of sustainable hemp plastic and compliant packaging solutions for a variety of industries. With only nine percent of all plastic recycled worldwide, and the plastic waste problem growing out of control in all industries, Cole established a practical and sustainable strategy for business and industry using the power of hemp and other green technologies. Dama is powered 100% by renewable wind energy.

Cole’s concern for the overwhelming amount of plastic waste clogging our seas and damaging soil is what challenged and motivated him to take action. Over the last three years alone, Cole and his team have made a massive impact on the world today by preventing over 2 million lbs of petroleum plastic from entering our environment. 

As he looks to the future, Cole believes his years of research in the area of sustainable hemp plastic packaging, combined with hundreds of relationships in business and industry, will prevent thousands of tons of petroleum plastic from damaging our planet. Cole, an active outdoor enthusiast, attended Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University where he studied Automotive Technology with an emphasis on alternative fuels, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Biodiesel, Hydrogen Fuel and Hemp Ethanol. He also worked as a high altitude prototype test driver for Jaguar/Land Rover. 
Cole has spoken at numerous events, expos and symposiums on sustainability, bioplastics, and waste management. Sharing his knowledge and expertise so we can all live a more sustainable life. 

At Dama we care about the world we live in and strive to make the world a better place for us all. That’s why Dama Distributing is on a mission to eliminate single use plastic waste. Revolutionizing the plastic industry with the world’s first and only and truly sustainable hemp bioplastic solution. 

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Wayne Berg

Director of

Business  Development

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Wayne Berg has been a travel adventurer and an entrepreneur since he was young. When he turned 16, he bought his first car and started chasing hurricanes up and down the east coast in search of a large wave to surf. That led to traveling to other countries to go surfing. After his first trip out of the country, he was hooked on learning about how the rest of the world lives their lives. He now has traveled to 54 countries (and 48 states). Wayne was destined to be an entrepreneur. He started mowing lawns for all of the neighbors at eight years old. Throughout the years, he has owned and managed many businesses such as mortgage lending, real estate investing, and a design-build electrical company with a staff of 25 employees, and annual sales of over twenty-five million dollars a year. Presently, Wayne owns a digital media marketing and video production agency. As the Director of Business Development for DAMA, Wayne is in charge of implementing marketing strategies in order to maximize DAMA's business performance and drive growth. Responsibilities include organizing business events as well as interacting with potential clients and business partners. He feels strongly about the ability to clean up our Earth by switching to bio-plastic products like the ones DAMA is manufacturing.

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Adam Dietrich

Director of

Processing and Refinement

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Adam Dietrich was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. As a graduate of The University of Kansas, Adam bleeds Jayhawk crimson and blue. Since he entered the industrial hemp industry in 2017, Adam has focused his efforts on the discovery/creation of efficient and cost effective ways to break down and refine cannabis stalks into value-added, climate-smart materials to replace non-renewables used globally.   With access to these sustainable feedstocks + additional industrial waste byproducts, Adam has been able to create refractory grade/water resistant geo-cements containing zero portland cement with the end goal being to raise hemp building materials to higher application and value. As a member of DAMA's creation team, Adam has contributed to the development of a multi-stage biorefinery & formulation facility for the purpose of refining all-cannabis waste into feedstocks to be used for the development of bioplastic formulations. This strategy's goal is primarily surrounding the supplementation of nonrenewable petroleum plastic feedstocks but DAMA also sees its formulas as being of great value to advancements within nano-technology, renewable power storage, and aerospace innovation. Adam, along with the team at DAMA, understands the need for carbon-conscious supply chains that are regional and closed loop. With the establishment of our first refinement & formulation lab, DAMA will be at the forefront of bio-plastic advancements and innovation within the 4th gen of the industrial revolution. 

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Jon Guertin

Q.C. & R&D

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Jon Guertin is an R&D Technologist with over 18 years of polymer application experience at 3M in Minnesota. Expertise in material characterization by FTIR spectroscopy, thermal analysis by TGA & DSC, microscopy, and rheological techniques. Product development and application experience with custom polymeric materials for automotive badging, pharmaceutical drug delivery, and video display film technologies. Leadership skills for manufacturing and laboratory personnel including safety, housekeeping, equipment maintenance, and calibration. Build-out of multiple laboratory suites including a dedicated dry analysis laboratory for analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients and custom polymeric materials by highly sensitive analytical techniques. My primary focus will be to lead the quality effort and provide a consistently high-quality raw material that meets the processing specification of our clients. My mission is to identify modern instrumentation and equipment that will be incorporated in the manufacturing of the bioplastic material for specification testing of the finished product. My future responsibilities will include identifying new customer applications of our hemp-based resins and exploring the creation of new polymer types. I share the passion to provide alternative hemp-based materials for the consumer industry that are home/backyard compostable and biocompatible I also envision a future where consumer packaging materials are recycled along with food waste into a natural composting facility or backyard bin where it will be quickly returned to the earth. Development possibilities for hemp-based polymers are as wide as the applications of petroleum-based polymers and I have many ideas for other applications.

Dama Team Member Daniel Falk

Daniel Falk

C.O.O.

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Daniel Falk is an entrepreneur in plant-based wellness and material applications, and an operations specialist in human services and regulatory compliance for residential therapeutic programs.  He holds BA and MA degrees from NYU in Poli-Sci and Columbia University in Special Education and Behavioral Healthcare, and a BA in Jazz Piano/Music Theory & Composition. Since 2000, He has developed single and multi-family properties in NYC and upstate NY and has extensive land-use approval and development experience. Daniel was a longtime board member of the High Falls Center nonprofit, supporting disability funding and programmatic services, and for the NY State Camp Directors Assoc.  He has served as an advisory board member for the NY State Medical Council of the NY State Health Department.  He was a Mayoral Fellow in NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Adult Education, where he designed a language tutoring system for the NY Public Library system, called Tutor Hub, which remains the primary learning resource for NYC immigrants.In 2019, Daniel founded Inclusive Hemp, a start-up to help disability service nonprofits gain wholesale access to the Hemp markets.  Inclusive Hemp is a cohort of the Canopy Boulder cannabis investment company. An avid sports and outdoorsman Daniel enjoys sharing in the many wonderful activities in Boulder, CO with his wife and three children.  He is an enthusiast for compassionate and joyful living who enjoys healthy engagement and debate while encouraging positive change to create a world that nurtures and works for everyone.

CONTACT

303.919.2320

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