EcoDegradable® and EcoBio® products have undergone full-scale landfill and commercial compost trials. In landfill trials, at ambient temperatures of 20°C to 35°C, EcoDegradable® modified plastic lost more than 95% of its molecular weight (Mw) in less than 10 months.
The EcoDegradable®and EcoBio® message is clear and proven. EcoDegradable® degradable products provide the performance of "ordinary" plastic in use. When modified with a proprietary additive, the natural oxidative process of ordinary plastic is accelerated by factors of 100, 1000 and more. This causes the modified plastic to totally degrade and fragment in highly predictable and controllable timeframes.
EcoDegradable® and EcoBio® Oxo-biodegradable products establish “controllable lifecycles” for commodity polyolefin products so that once used, they are safely returned to the natural bio-cycle as fragments of “organic carbon”. Carbon that can be colonized, ingested and mineralized by microorganisms in a natural biological process freeing up air space in landfills and helping to mitigate the problem of "accumulating" plastic litter in our environment and watersheds.
EcoDegradable® Garbage Bags and Liners are engineered to provide the service and performance of ordinary plastic but will totally fragment and disintegrate in 12 to 24 months when disposed of in a landfill.