What is BioD?
BioDis a patented additive that breaks down the molecular structure of plastic. This means that BioD plastics, instead of simply disintegrating into micro, or nano-plastics, are instead, broken down at the molecular level.
Thus, the plastic reverts to its organic state. Remember, plastic is a by-product of petroleum. Petroleum comes from the bodies of animals, which turn into oil, as a result of geological forces over millions of years. So, BioD returns plastic to its original organic form.
But doesn’t plastic take hundreds of years to break down?
Yes. Typically between 500 and 1000 years. But not when BioD is added!
So, how does BioD work?
When BioD plastics come into contact with microbes, these start breaking down the plastic. These microbes are found in the soil.
Importantly, BioD breaks plastics down even under conditions where there is no oxygen (anaerobic), as in landfill. Normal plastic in these conditions will also eventually break down, but BioD speeds up this process by hundreds of years, without leaving any harmful residues.
How long does it take for BioD plastic to break down?
BioD will break down in between two to five years. This will depend on the thickness of the BioD plastic and environmental conditions (such as heat and moisture).
What does BioD plastic turn into?
When ‘activated’ by microbial activity, BioD plastics will turn into an organic material called humus, which is like soil. Remember, plastics are made from petroleum, which is ‘made’ from the bodies of tiny animals, algae and crustaceans, so…,
’The Circle of Life!’
What can BioD plastic be used for?
BioD plastic is a direct, 100% substitute for normal plastic. It can be moulded into shapes or extruded into sheets. It can be used for any purpose that traditional plastic is used for.
Here are some examples:
Bottles: all liquids, from bottled water and juices to cleaning products, chemicals and pesticides.
Bags: from carrier bags used in your weekly shop, to municipal refuse-collection bags, to bags for compost and fertilisers.
Containers: food containers used for take-away, supermarket packaging for all items including vegetables, meats and dry goods.
PPE: gloves, aprons, and face shields.
Is there anything BioD plastic cannot be used for?
Is BioD Certified?
You bet! BioD has been independently and rigorously tested by Intertek, an independent and well-regarded provider of industry-standard tests. BioD conforms to ISO 17088.2012. (Equivalent to
What does BioD plastic feel like?
BioD plastic looks and feels exactly like the normal plastic you love (and hate)!
What happens at ‘end of life’ for BioD products?
Anything made from BioD can be put into landfill, where it will break down into humus in anywhere between two to five years. BioD products can also be Industrially composted.
How do I buy BioD (to be finished)
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