biodegradable plastics

Biodegradable Plastics

Biodegradable and Compostable Plastics Are Plant-based Plastics Biodegradable? According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) biodegradables are anything that undergoes degradation resulting from the action of naturally occurring micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae. Although quickly is not defined, biodegradable products are broken in way less time than non-biodegradable products such …

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potato plastics

Potato Plastics

Potato plastic is made from the starch of potatoes and water under high pressure and heat. Unfortunately, this material alone isn’t practical for most products so it is often blended into other bio-based or even petroleum-based plastics at ratios that companies don’t generally like to reveal. More issues with potato-based plastic are evident with many …

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plant-based plastics

Plant-Based Plastics

Bioplastics As a proponent of bioplastics, often referred to as plant-based plastics, there are obviously aspects that aren’t perfect about them as a magical fix-all solution many companies may try to convey. This leads to greenwashing the truth of how these plastics actually affect the environment. However, despite this, we still believe there is a …

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