First and foremost, our plastics do not retain any of the harmful, unsustainable properties of traditional plastics. They come from biobased renewable resources that are grown, rather than processed.
The base ingredient of our product is maize, which is a non-GMO cereal flour that, during its life cycle, consumes harmful CO2 while producing oxygen for the environment.
In contrast, the polyethylene that goes into traditional plastic straws is manufactured, producing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Additionally, our plastics are thoroughly compostable. Our product can break down into organically viable compounds within a time period equal to the duration that an organic compound (such as food waste) would take to break down in the same environment.
Composting reduces the amount of waste that gets directed to landfills. Through composting, the organic matter is transformed into a useful fertilizer, thus returning nutrients to the nutrient cycle. As a result, fewer raw materials are added to the production/nutrient cycle cutting down the energy consumption that is associated with current climate change.