If you’d like to get the “inside scoop” on best management practices for biodegradable plastics, you’re in the right place.
If you’d like to learn how you can help solve the plastic waste problem, and simultaneously create new energy or new products, you’re also in the right place.
Did you know that 76% of consumers–given a choice between two similar products–choose the environmentally-friendly alternative every time? And 20% of consumers who care about the environment will pay more to support a socially-responsible brand. ~ Gallup
Yet, here is the bottom line. Too much of the wrong kinds of plastics end up in landfills every year. According to the Clean Air Council, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. And only one-tenth of all solid garbage in the United States gets recycled.
Even more shocking…, while there are no hard statistics, it’s estimated that 250 to 300 million tons of standard plastic resins are manufactured every year, 90% of which ends up in landfills. And for all intents and purposes, the carbon inside those plastics will be locked up for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
This is a colossal waste! Because if those plastics were manufactured with the environment in mind, they could biodegrade in any biologically-active environment (including most landfills) in a period ideal for the capture of the landfill gases! Biodegradable plastics complete the carbon cycle, and return the raw materials from which they’re made back to nature. Then those raw materials can be used to produce landfill gas-to-energy, or to create new products.
Introducing ECM BioFilms’ revolutionary additives for manufacturing biodegradable plastics
ECM BioFilms has created a unique and trade-secreted additive technology for manufacturing biodegradable plastics that will transform any standard plastic resins into biodegradable plastics.
The additive technology, when combined as a 1% load with the most widely-used plastic resins, breaks down the long-chain polymers and returns the carbon back to the environment leaving only dirt, carbon dioxide, methane gas, and water. It can greatly increase the amount of methane gas captured from landfills, which many forward-looking communities and organizations are using as an alternative means to generate electricity.