What is BIO-D?
BIO-D is a patented additive that breaks down the molecular structure of plastic. This means that BIO-D 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, BIO-D 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 BIO-D is added!
So, how does BIO-D work?
When BIO-D plastics come into contact with microbes, these start breaking down the plastic. These microbes are found in the soil.
Importantly, BIO-D 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 BIO-D speeds up this process by hundreds of years, without leaving any harmful residues.
How long does it take for BIO-D plastic to break down?
BIO-D will break down in between two to five years. This will depend on the thickness of the BIO-D plastic and environmental conditions (such as heat and moisture).
What does BIO-D plastic turn into?
When ‘activated’ by microbial activity, BIO-D 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 BIO-D plastic be used for?
BIO-D 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 BIO-D plastic cannot be used for?
Is BIO-D certified?
You bet! BIO-D has been independently and rigorously tested by Intertek, an independent and well-regarded provider of industry-standard tests. BIO-D conforms to ISO 17088.2012. (Equivalent to
What does BIO-D plastic feel like?
BIO-D plastic looks and feels exactly like the normal plastic you love (and hate)!
What happens at ‘end of life’ for BIO-D products?
Anything made from BIO-D can be put into landfill, where it will break down into humus in anywhere between two to five years. BIO-D products can also be Industrially composted.
How do I buy BIO-D (to be finished)
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