A&R Patel Institute of Biotechnology prove microbes consume plastic

AHMEDABAD – Three bacteria families have been isolated by the research team at A&R Institute of Biotechnology. The microorganisms have been said to break down polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride. Researchers at the Institute are now moving their laboratory scale testing into real world environments at the local landfill. The testing will be conducted using various temperatures, rain, soil and various forms of wastes. The next stage of the research is to begin shortly. Scientist...
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Moisture content of landfills: Testing to Simulate Landfills

BioSphere Plastic tests their product with 52-55% solids content and 45-48% moisture content, We also simulate drier landfills at 20 and 40% moisture content and 60-80% solid contents. Typical landfills are around 35% moisture content with premium biodegradation at 45% moisture content. Typical landfill moisture and solids content range from site to site within a landfill as seen by studies performed by (Mehta, et al. 2002) in the State of California. The ranges varied between...
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Oxo-Biodegradable’s Are Detrimental To Recycling – Peer Reviewed

EuPC is the EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing European Plastics Converters. Conducted a study spanning over six months testing the impact of Oxo-degradable technologies. The testing protocol had called for over 9.45 metric tons of plastic carrier bags and over 3,700 measurements were taken during that six month period. The EuPC has staggering results finding that through peer-reviewed science the oxo additives are “detrimental” on “mechanical properties of the recycled material, but also...
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81% Biodegradation of PET Fibers in 6 Months Using BioSphere Additive

Preliminary results for BioSphere Plastic show 81% biodegradation in 6 months using their 201 additive. The results are fantastic and we continue to monitor these results along with other polymers including polyethylene and polypropylene. The testing is conducted under simulation of landfills in accordance with the current Federal Limit of Operating Landfills at 52C +-1C. The current Federal Limit for operating a landfill is 131F or 55C and temperatures must be below 55C. BioSphere is...
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