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Biodegradable Plastic Additive
Biodegradable plastic enhanced with BioSphere Plastic's Additive is a unique additive package that when placed into polymers rapidly enhances the ability for plastic to biodegrade in anaerobic and aerobic environments. Plastic when placed into active microbial environments begin to decompose at very slow rates by microorganisms. BioSphere Plastic enhances the ability for the plastic product to decompose by microorganisms. Products that have been treated with the biodegradable plastic additive can see results of biodegradability in landfills, anaerobic digestion systems and aerobic facilities.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency
- 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2011, representing 12.7 percent of total MSW.
- In 2011, the United States generated almost 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging, about 11 million tons as durable goods such as appliances, and almost 7 million tons as nondurable goods, such as plates and cups.
- In 2011, the category of plastics which includes bags, sacks, and wraps was recycled at about 11 percent.
Only 8 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2011 was recovered for recycling.
Over the past 20 years, more and more emphasis has been placed on living "green" and being environmentally conscious in the creation of industrial products and solutions. Throughout this time, there have been many different attempts aimed at creating the most environmentally friendly plastic products. This has brought about not only the introduction of biodegradable plastic but also the perfection of its creation.
Many early plastic products that were touted as "biodegradable plastic" were simply a play on words for the public until the Federal Trade Commission cracked down on their claims and created a standard that now must be attained in order to be considered biodegradable plastic. In essence, the qualifications in order to be considered biodegradable are that the material must be scientifically proven to break down completely and return to nature in a short time frame unless the product can be qualified by stating the period of time for customary disposal and the percentage of biodegradability in the specified disposal method (IE. Landfill, Digestion System, Compost, Aerobic Facility or Home Compost) . The creation of such materials can be costly and complicated, but Biosphere is solving those issues.
Through years of research and development BioSphere has created some of the highest quality biodegradable plastic additives while maintaining affordability no matter what size of industry or product you may be creating material for. Not only is the quality and affordability putting this product in the reach of thousands of companies, but we have also tailored our material to fit within the requirements set out by the FTC to increase the speed by which the biodegradability of plastic takes place and the testing which is sought after, making it the fastest in the market today.
BioSphere's biodegradable plastic additive works within a three tiered system. Within the tiers are the secrets to not only how the additive works so efficiently and easily, but also contains the keys to making it individualized for companies specific needs and fine tuning the degradation to be at its maximum effect. To learn more about how our biodegradable plastics work, you can view the biodegradable plastic additive - How It Works page.
Manufacturing with BioSphere's biodegradable plastic additive will give microbes the ability to secrete acids and consume your product, turning the products into Ch4, Co2, biomass and water, in the fastest time frame on the market. BioSphere's biodegradable additive enhances the ability for microbes to consume the plastic at a much faster rate by adding in key features to the polymer. This in turn enhances the biodegradability of your plastic:
- Without changes to your processing equipment
- Without changes to your physical properties
- Without an increase of resin used
Without changes to final product's shelf life
This results is an end product that is 100% shelf stable (unlike products manufactured with the use of oxo-degradable additives).
Whether you are currently using a biodegradable plastic or additive, partnering with BioSphere is clearly the next step in producing the next generation of your biodegradable plastic product line. Your product will be able to solve the market's demand for an earth friendly solution, all while keeping your manufacturing costs in line. Contact us at 503-530-8674 or online here to get started today!