Telles Natural Plastics are produced from renewable resources such as corn sugar using a fully biological fermentation process, producing a versatile range of biobased natural plastics with excellent durability in use but that also biodegrade
benignly in a wide range of environments.
Previous 'green' plastics came under scrutiny based on whether or not a plastic can fully biodegrade
and be absorbed by microorganisms.
Worn-out tires would biodegrade
into the soil as humus and nutrients.
D Collection Biodegrades
in 20 Years as Opposed to the Industry Average of 1,000 Years
Plastics with Reverte additives degrade and ultimately biodegrade
slower than the rate specified in these standards.
This emblem assures users and composters that these products meet ASTM D6400-99 Specifications For Compostable Plastics and are designed to biodegrade
swiftly and completely when composted.
People seem to think they biodegrade
, but they are made of plastic and they stick around,'' Gerosa said.
It is estimated that normal plastic bags take up to a thousand years to biodegrade
, if they ever fully biodegrade
As a result, most municipal recycling centers do not accept PVC products, meaning that millions of CD jewel cases either take up room indefinitely in landfills, where they won't biodegrade
, or are incinerated.
Sinclair says ECM masterbatch pellets fully biodegrade
PE and PP products in nine months to five years, depending on the disposal conditions.
The majority of the Paper Mate Biodegradable pen and pencil components biodegrade
in soil or home compost in about a year.
On the waste issue, polystyrene products, including cups, don't biodegrade
well and, if incinerated, produce toxic ash.