this Earth Day … biodegradable plastic

vashty bowl

(Designer: Tal Gur @ Art gallery 18)

(Polyethylene shaped via the rotation modeling technique.) 

I read this news today about biodegradable plastic here. We have been reading this kind of news and in fact there are bio-plastics (1, 2, 3) in the market. But they are for specific use, or expensive or at least still not available as everyday items.

When plastic will become bio-degradable plastic?

I will be celebrating Earth Day in truest of sense when real bio-plastic will become as common place and cheap as plastic!

Who is going to join me then?!

(for almost 2 hours my server was not greening at me at all!! Hope that it behaves green for the rest of the day!)

4 thoughts on “this Earth Day … biodegradable plastic”

  1. Ecolife was founded in 2010 by a group of environmental entrepreneurs, looking for quality solutions to the problem of single use petroleum based plastic products. Ecolife was born with its mission to replace all single use disposable plastics with high quality, innovative, renewable based which meet ASTM 6400, EN 13432 & IS 17088 compostability standards.

  2. Happy Earth day to you All…

    There has been a unique Biodegradable technology available which is NOT expensive.

    BIOPLAST is a manufacturing company of BIOPLAST Branded Biodegradable Garbage Bags for the household markets and for the industry as well as Biodegradable Carrier Bags for the retail sector using their own patented unique formula of bacteria enzyme base substrate as against starch base as used by other manufacturers world over which is not as strong or durable as polymer (plastic) bags and has a cost addition of 300%-400%. Also starch based products can comprise of genetically modified crops (GM Crops).

    This is the only Biodegradable technology in the world using bacteria enzyme base substrate which is 100% biodegradable within 6 months after disposal as per ASTM-D 5988-1996 and EN 13432:2000/ISO 14855 standards with the lowest cost addition of 15%-20%.

    BIOPLAST biodegradable products are also compostable and hence enhancing the nutritive value of the remaining soil. All the ingredients of BIOPLAST biodegradable plastic products are food grade and non-toxic in nature therefore are suitable to have contact with food products.

    BIOPLAST believes that this great innovation will go a long way in preserving the ecological balance around the world which has brought intelligent and affordable solution to the disposal of polyethylene plastic waste problem worldwide.

    Now the local and central Governments must ban all non-biodegradable plastic bags and force all the retailers to use ONLY 100% Biodegradable bags in their stores as an alternative to reusable canvas bags which will be the evidence of their sincere concern for the environment and their commitment to tackling the considerable problem of plastic bag waste and the pollution.


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