So What Is It Exactly?
A naturally biodegradable, 100% organic waste material that can be used to manufacture almost any plastic or bioplastic product, including single use.
How is It Used?
When a product is made out of plastic, chances are it started out as pellets, powder or granules.
Our 100% organic waste material is also formed into pellets, powders or granules and used in exactly the same way in the manufacturing process.
Is This A Bioplastic?
This is not another bioplastic. Our product is naturally biodegradable made entirely of organic waste material – rice husks or wheat husks for example. There are no chemicals involved whatsoever. This is 100% fibre with No PAH.
How Does The Organic Product Compare To The Plastic Original?
It is exactly the same, retaining all of the properties of the original, plastic product. It looks the same, feels the same and acts the same. It will match exactly the elongation properties of the plastic original.
What About Recycling?
This is 100% organic. At the end of the manufactured product’s useful life, whether that be 10 minutes in the case of a straw or coffee cup or 10 years for a hairdryer or power-tool, the product can simply be broken up and used as fertiliser to grow more crops or whatever you have in your garden.
If the organic product does find its way into recycling, it’s no problem. As it’s not a bioplastic, it won’t affect the normal plastics it comes into contact with.
What Happens If A Product is Carelessly Discarded.
The organic product is 100% fibre, made from the waste by-products of foods we eat every day – rice, wheat, maize, etc., so it will biodegrade quite naturally.
The product will break down even faster in salt water, so if any single use plastics, or buttons and such like were to find their way into our oceans, they will just become food for the fish in a matter of weeks.
Is It Food Safe?
Yes, it meets and surpasses all food safety standards. As the pellets, powder or granules used to manufacture the products are made from organic waste, there are no toxins or any potentially harmful elements whatsoever.
What Is The Cost vs Plastic?
The cost of the pellets, powder or granules is about the same or less than the plastic alternative.
Do They Require Special Equipment or Machinery To Manufacture Products?
No. The manufacturer’s existing equipment can be used, with minimal, if any adaptation costs.
What About The Carbon Footprint?
Plastics have a carbon footprint of about +6Kg CO2 per Kg, whereas our product has a lifecycle negative carbon footprint, of -.5Kg CO2 per Kg locked in.
Not only that, but the energy required to turn our material into a liquid to form into products is approximately 20% less than plastic, significantly reducing the impact on our planet.
Can The Organic Products Be Recycled?
No. The products and packaging produced using our organic materials are 100% fibre and if broken to be recycled will begin to degrade more quickly.
How Do I Know The Raw Material is Uncontaminated?
- The soil in which the original crop is grown is tested and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides.
- The organic waste is tested at the miller and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides.
- The organic waste is tested on leaving the miller and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides.
- The organic waste is tested at the outset of our production and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides.
- The organic waste is tested during our production process and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides .
- The organic waste is tested at the end of our production process and certified as free from pollutants and pesticides.