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Bio-Compostable

  • Material that reduces to only carbon dioxide, water and
    biomass when mixed with microorganisms in a composting environment.
  • Composting requires the presence of microorganisms and bacteria in a highly humid, high-temperature environment.
  • These conditions are described as “standards” for industrial composting – EN13432 for packaging and EN14995 for plastic material.
  • Cannot be recycled with mainstream plastics so waste must be separated.

Oxo-Degradable

  • Material with a metallic additive that sets off a slow chemical reaction in the presence of oxygen and sun light, causing the plastic to fragment into little pieces.
  • Does not require microorganisms and the residue particles may still be  detrimental to the environment.
  • Because of the conditions required to activate decomposition this will not degrade if added to landfill, and in such conditions will perform like a
    conventional plastic.

Landfill Biodegradable

  • Material with a patented additive that causes 95% faster decomposition under landfill conditions.
  • Activates landfill microorganisms to metabolise the molecular structure into a natural plant fertiliser.
  • Confirmed using standard ASTM D5511
  • No shelf-life issues as biodegradation only begins when the plastic is exposed to microbial environments such as landfill.
  • 100% recyclable with other mainstream plastics.

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