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Bioplastics are basically plastics made from plants. The starch within most
plants can be used to form plastic polymers. For example wheat, soya and
tapioca can be used. We use Corn to make our bioplastic and the name of the
polymer is Polylactic Acid or PLA for short.
Bioplastics uses less energy than manufacturing oil based plastic, the corn
used to make our bioplastics grows back annually and the corn absorbs carbon
dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows. This makes the production of our
PLA is biodegradable
and compostable. Products made from PLA look and feel the same as conventional
plastics and they can be used in most packaging applications.
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‘Biodegradable’ is used for those things that can be easily decomposed by
natural agents like water, oxygen, ultraviolet rays of the sun, acid rains,
micro-organisms, etc. One can notice that when a dead leaf or a banana peel is
thrown outside, it is acted upon by several micro-organisms like bacteria,
fungi or small insects in a time period. The natural elements like oxygen,
water, moisture and heat facilitate the decomposition thereby breaking the
complex organic forms to simpler units. The decomposed matter eventually mixes
or returns back to the soil and thus the soil is once again nourished with
various nutrients and minerals.
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materials which cannot be broken down or decomposed into the soil by natural
agents are labelled as non-biodegradable.
These substances consist of plastic materials, metal scraps, aluminium cans and
bottles, hazardous chemicals etc. These things are practically immune to the
natural processes and thus cannot be fed upon or broken down even after
thousands of years. Therefore, these waste rather than returning back,
contribute to solid waste which is very hazardous for the environment. The ever
increasing load of non-biodegradable trash is a growing concern all over the
world and several countries are therefore, looking for eco-friendly
alternatives that can minimize the threat on several land and aquatic
is the most common recycled plastic. It is mainly made from used PET bottles.
The used bottles are collected, cleaned and formed back into plastic pellets.
These pellets are cleaned again to ensure that they are food safe.
Products made from
RPET are fully recyclable and thy have the same quality as virgin PET products.
Using these products ensure less plastic waste goes to landfill and reduces our
dependence on virgin plastics.
is a waste product derived from the sugarcane juice extraction process. As it
is by definition a waste product, any products made from it automatically have
a low carbon footprint. Sugarcane Bagasse is formed into packaging through high
pressure moulding. The products formed require no plastic or wax lining and are
totally biodegradable and compostable. Sugarcane Bagasse
products are more energy efficient than oil based products. This is becuase the
raw material has already been pulped for its juices and it does not need to be
drilled for. Sugarcane is also an annually growing crop making bagasse products
Palm Leaf products are made from fallen palm leaves which are cleaned in
local spring water. The leaves and then put in a heat press, stamped and then
cut into shape. They are then sterilised and cleaned.
paper products are made from recycled and sustainable forest paper. Recycled
paper diverts waste away from landfill and reduces our dependence on commercial
forestry and virgin paper. Unfortunately recycled paper cannot be used for
products that come into direct contact with food so the paper in our other
products comes from sustainable forests.
wood used to make our wood products comes from sustainable forests. Wood
products are biodegradable and compostable.