Biodegradable Plastic: ECM Additive
How it works:
An additive is introduced at the time the plastic is extruded; we are currently using a product developed by ECM bio films. ECM’s technology is a process, which enables the microorganisms in the environment to metabolize the molecular structure of plastic films into an inert humus-like form that is harmless to the environment.
Tests concluded that the films were biodegradable under short and long-term aerobic conditions and asserted that they would degrade under anaerobic conditions over a longer period of time. For more information on ECM click here to be directed to their web site.
Bags will biodegrade in 3-5 years once they are in an environment that has microorganism activity
Key Selling Points:
Has a very long shelf life, and requires no special storage, because. it only starts to degrade in the presence of microorganism activity.
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