PLA, short for Polylactic Acid, is one of the most used bioplastics in the world. Unlike petrochemical-based plastics, PLA is “considered” to be biodegradable and eco-friendly. HOWEVER, it takes at least 80 years to decompose.
Anaerobic digestion is a process through which bacteria break down organic matter—such as our products—without oxygen. As the bacteria “work,” they generate biogas. The biogas that is generated is made mostly of methane, the primary component of natural gas.
The “EPI” technology is a chemical additive (OXO) that speeds up the degradation process. However, a study on degradable plastics found that they broke down at roughly the same rate as more traditional plastic – not faster.
Any component or material used, including the printing ink, can decompose into organic soil. The end user can simply can place the product in the home compost bin along with fruit and vegetable.
A class of natural polyesters that are derived from bacterial fermentation. Basically, microorganisms synthesize polyesters in nutrient-deficient conditions, and these PHAs can then be harvested. PHAs are both bio-based and biodegradable.
Greenwashing, also called “green sheen”, is a form of marketing spin in which green PR and green marketing are deceptively used to persuade the public that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally friendly. Wikipedia