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“The practical usefulness of biodegradable polyolefins is now being realised in commercial products, particularly in agriculture and in packaging. Polyolefins are more ecologically acceptable than traditional materials…”
Having read the Life Cycle Assessment prepared by Intertek for the UK Environment Agency and published in 2011, there was concern that some of the purposes for which oxo-biodegradable plastic is designed had been excluded from the terms of reference, and that the LCA did not therefore fully reflect the environmental benefits of oxo-biodegradable plastic.
Effects of reprocessing of oxobiodegradable and non-degradable polyethylene on the durability of recycled materials
The use of plastics is steadily increasing in our daily lives, and plastics are the fastest-growing component of the waste stream. Although the efficiency of plastic recycling is increasing, plastics are often seen as a permanent environmental problem because of littering.
Twenty years ago, the primary aim was to prevent visible pollution and especially macrotoxicity caused by films in marine and continental environments. The solution to such problems was to cause film disintegration by oxidizing the macroscopic systems.
Product: Anti-Fungal / Anti-Microbial / Bio-Assimilation
“EPA Approved Ion pure is FIFRA (The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) approved. EPA approved Ion pure can be used for applications related to non-food contact, food contact, and drinking water applications…”
Kinetics of abiotic and biotic degradability of low-density polyethylene containing prodegradant additives and its effect on the growth of microbial communities
“The kinetics of abiotic oxidation in the dark and the kinetics of biological mineralization in soil and in a compost environment of thermally oxidized LDPE were studied.”