What does biodegradable truly mean?

What does biodegradable truly mean?

Everything degrades and breaks down over time. Petroleum fossil fuel plastics can have organic bio based additives added to them, to make them breakdown faster than normal plastics, however, once broken down they still leave tiny micro beads of plastic that get into the waste stream, food chain and out to sea. 

BIO BASED PLASTICS are often made from plant starch, which if broken down in a natural way by either Composting or Anaerobic digestion, leave little pollution, just vegetable matter.

True biodegradable material starts off as organic feedstock and ends up as organic compost, a source of nutrients to help condition soil for planting.

We have produced a sheet material called Composta base, it looks and performs like plastic, but it isn't, it's a bio based plastic alternative made from plant starch. Composta base is truly biodegradable.

Waste stream for biodegradable plastics - know the facts - Landfill

 

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