Taking the trash out of landfills – Iowa City businessmen expand green market

The Hamburg Inn is a local restaurant that uses Greenway products. Photo by Elizabeth Beers, Flickr

Three Iowa City residents founded Greenway Bioplastics, a company that creates biodegradable tableware, to-go containers and more in an effort to keep waste from piling up and make some green.

The Des Moines Register reported on the efforts of Hicham Elhani, Can Dogan and Aziz Boussrhane, who have established a for-profit business that helps locals be more environmentally friendly.  Greenway is already working with seven local businesses and is looking to expand.

“Our aim is for nothing to hit the landfill, basically, and for it to be used another way,” Dogan said. Continue reading