What is Biodegradable Plastics?
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, cornstarch, or sugarcane.
Biodegradable plastics or Compostable plastics are a kind of plastic that decomposes naturally in the environment. This is achieved when microorganisms in the environment metabolize and break down the structure of that plastics to be water, carbon dioxide, biomass and no harmful materials remain in the environment.
Did you know that…
|Foam takes 1,000 years to decompose||Plastic takes 450 years to decompose||Bio-Eco’s Bioplastic Packaging takes only 6 months to decompose|
|Made from Polystyrene|
(Has Carcinogen and can cause Cancer)
|Made from Petroleum-Based|
|Made from Bio-Based (Natural and Renewable Resources)|
Sugarcane, Cornstarch, Cassava Oil
How can you tell the difference between Bioplastics vs. Plastics ?
“A Closed Loop Solution” – What most people don’t know is how to differentiate between plastics and bioplastics. With the naked eye, people often are not able to tell whether this food packaging is made from plastics or bioplastics, since they are thinly coated onto the paper and look exactly the same. So how can you tell the difference? Next time, notice these symbols before you purchase the products!
|Conventional Plastics||Environmental Friendly Bioplastics|
|Made from PetrochemicalsNot compostable or bio-degradableCan be recyclable (sometimes)||Made from Natural and Agricultural Resources (corn, sugarcane, cassava oil)Helps reduce Carbon FootprintHelps reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions|
|Symbols to look for: |
PS (foam takeaway box)
PP (plastic for cold and hot food)
PE (plastic for cold and hot food; supermarket shopping bags)PET (recyclable plastic water bottles)
|Symbols to look for: PBS (our paper coated packaging)PLA (our clear coated packaging)PBAT (our bioplastic bags)|
How are Bio-Eco’s products certified to be environmental friendly -or- 100% compostable?
Our BioPBS (from PTT MCC Biochem) or PLA (from NatureWorks Ingeo) products are certified from our raw material suppliers to be fully bio compostable through the use of the “GC Compostable” Label. Our products are also certified by FDA Approval, EN 13432, EU 10/2011, ISO 9001.2015. Please see our certificates section for more info.