- 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.
- 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
- 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.