About Biodegradation

- Making Biodegradable Plastic -

EcoPure PlasticBiodegradable plastic and packaging is a modern necessity for our ever-endangered environment. Few biodegradable plastic packaging solutions are able to preserve the shelf life and durability of the treated product.

- What is EcoPure? -

EcoPure is our proprietary blend of organic materials that, when introduced to the molecular chain by scissoring the polymer, attract microbes that fully break down plastic. As the microbes go through what is known as the "cracking" process, they once again sense the material and consume the entire polymer chain efficiently and effectively. This technology is currently the only product that continues the degradation process in the oxygen-free environt found in landfills. By introducing EcoPure into our product we are enabling the microbes to sense the hydrocarbons within the polymer chain, turning our plastic product into CO2(Aerobically), CH4(Anaerobically), biomass, and water. Our product has undergone extensive 3rd party testing with accredited labs that are ISO certified, so you know our product is safe and eco-friendly.

Plastic Biodegradation FAQs

Many consumers are unaware that plastic can be biodegradable*, but EcoPure® is a plastic additive that accelerates the rate at which complex plastic polymers are broken down.

No, EcoPure® is an additive composed of organic compounds that attract microbes when placed in microbe-rich environments. There are no enzymes or microbes within the EcoPure® additive.

Biodegradable plastics are defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as “a degradable plastic in which the degradation results from the action of naturally-occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae”.

Aerobic biodegradation involves the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms in the presence of oxygen. Anaerobic biodegradation is the breakdown of organic matter by microorganism when oxygen is not present.

Microorganisms, or microbes, comprise a wide variety of organisms that can live alone or in colonies. The trillions of microbes on earth make up the largest number of living organisms on the planet and include bacteria, fungi, some algae and protozoa. A microorganism can be heterotrophic (meaning they eat other things) or autotrophic (meaning that make food for themselves).

Biodegradation is defined by the EPA as, “A process by which microbial organisms transform or alter (through metabolic or enzymatic action) the structure of chemicals introduced into the environment.”The biodegradation process breaks down everything from yard waste to crude oil. It is a natural process that keeps our planet clean and healthy. Unfortunately, the rate at which we are producing waste far outpaces the rate of natural biodegradation, leading to an unsustainable state. As landfills fill up at record rates, air, water and soil pollution is increasing.

*Biodegradation rates of EcoPure®-treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.