Composta Base does not interfere with the recycling of plastics
Bio plastics like Composta Base do not interfere with the recycling of conventional fossil-based plastics
This statement needs a differentiation consideration.
Tests by us and by the university of Chemnitz show that Polypropylene can take 3% of our material and Polystyrene waste can take 10% of our material in recycle re-granulates. The main plastic that our material would effect would be PET, as our material has a similar density. Even so, it has been proved that PET re-granulates would not be disturbed by .01% of our material if included in the waste stream of PET. There was a similar issue with PVC contaminating the PET waste stream, but waste processors eventually found a sorting solution to that issue, much like they will with Bio-compostable items.
Don't let it stop you
Our opinion is that the prevention of the use a low carbon non fossil fuel material like Composta Base, should not be steered by the implications for the recycling landscape. As long as we can start to recycle them well, the recycling landscape should be able to accommodate them over time. Here your policy has the option to support or even guide and innovate in this process by carefully managing them in your controlled environments (stores, supply chain etc.).
Even if our material does end up in the normal waste stream, it is statistically almost impossible to contaminate to the levels above. There are on average 478 million tonnes of plastic produced every year, our material production is not even 0.001% of that. You must also remember that you could save a massive 67% in carbon emissions just by producing items out of Composta Base.
Landfill and Methane
We have separate info on this.
We cannot change the world in a day, we cannot fix the waste streams in a day, or the demand for fossil fuel plastics. We can give you the option to reduce carbon emissions by 67% and avoid petroleum base plastics today.