Pura Vida Bioplastics are made from a new generation of material called a bioplastic.
Our bioplastic compound is created from non-GMO cereal flour (maize) and biodegradable polymers. With it we can substitute fossil fuels (and their byproducts), increasing resource efficiency.
More specifically, our product falls under the sub-heading of compostable plastics: Called biobased/compostable polymers, these formulations are made from biomass/plant feed stocks (in our case cereal flour) and are designed to break down in a controlled environment (composting) into a nutrient-rich humus, which can be used as natural fertilizer and to replenish depleted soil. Composting reduces the amount of waste that gets directed to landfills. Because our plastics are made from biobased renewable resources, they degrade at the same rate as other natural/organic compounds found in the landfill, such as paper, yard waste, or food.