How Can Certain Plastics be Biodegradable?
Dec 1, 2009
Biodegradable Plastic Water Bottles
This past year, we sold over 1.2 million imprinted biodegradable sports bottles, like the ones shown below. Kudos to all who have switched to these bottles, as they prevent plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and reduces our carbon footprint.
Unlike plastics made from corn starch, which is triggered by temperature, our biodegradable plastic bottles, which contain an additive called Bio-Batch, only starts the biodegrading process in dirt with microbes. Placing them in the dishwasher won’t hurt it, nor will every day sunlight exposure.
These bottles will not biodegrade until the landfill microbes start eating it. And no, when you pour coffee into them, they will not eat a hole in the bottom of the bottle.
This additive does not require sunlight to breakdown–only microbes found in dirt. Many people are still confused about how certain plastics can biodegrade, so we had them certified and tested at the Electron Microprobe Lab, Institute of Meteoritics,
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico.
Here’s to a greener tomorrow..today.