ARE CORN PLASTIC ?
Plastic) is made from corn. Corn plastic products look and feel
just like regular plastic, has all the advantages of regular plastic but
they all biodegradable, one model of them is even 100% biodegradable and
compostable. Corn is a renewable resource which makes corn plastics -
BIOPLAST much more sustainable than regular plastic which is made from
for Polylactide, and is a versatile polymer that is made from
lactic acid. Lactic acid is made from dextrose by fermentation. Dextrose
is made from cornstarch and cornstarch is made from carbon dioxide and
water. PLA can be formed into several different products.
long does Corn Plastic - BIOPLAST
to biodegrade or compost?
the compostable type BIOPLAST, it will be 100% decomposed within 90 days
afte being disposal in microbial environment, leaving no toxic or harmful
the biodegradable type BIOPLAST, more than 46% will be decomposed in less
than 100 days after being disposal in microbial environment. And in 2 or 3
years it gradually become fully disintegrated.
the master batch, depending on the mixing percentage of master batch. The
part of master batch can be fully decomposted within 3 to 5 years.
throw Corn Plastic - BIOPLAST in the trash,
it biodegrade in a landfill?
Most landfills are not designed to allow biodegrading of their contents.
With that being said, BIOPLAST will react in landfills like other
organic waste such as food. BIOPLAST is fully compostable in a
composting facility. In addition, BIOPLAST is made from a renewable
resource – corn – instead of regular plastic that is made from oil.
what's the difference between compostable and biodegradable?
the products can be decomposed in microbial environment after being
disposal. But not necessarily 100% degradation.
100% of biodegradable.
products compostable can be finally become fertilizer to the soil and good
about recycled or recyclable products?
Recycled and recyclable products have their place in the world of green
meetings but they are NOT biodegradable nor are they compostable. Once
these products make it to the landfill they will remain intact for many
years to - in some cases, forever.
Corn Plastic-BIOPLAST recyclable?
No, BIOPLAST is
designed to biodegrade. The products made from Corn Plastic are "reusable"
but only in the sense that at some point they will have to be composted.
products are made out of Corn Plastic?
Bioplast can produce following products: Films and bags: like agriculture
mulch films, shopping bags,pet waste bags etc. Injections products, sheet
extruding products: like poons, fork, knife, chopsticks, trays, bowl, cups,
lunch boxes, flower pots, containers. Foaming products etc...
BIOPLAST contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?
The Corn Plastic - BIOPLAST resin does not contain any GMO. All
genetically modified organisms are eliminated during the production
process of the Corn Starch resin. Unfortunately, Corn Plastic is
not produced from GMO-free corn.
What's the harm in plastics?
Hydrocarbon plastics are made from numerous petroleum based chemicals and
additives. Many of these have been proven to be carcinogenic, and have
otherharmful effects on the balance of animal life. The persistence of the
chemical make up of these compounds cause the products made from them to
become a non-biodegradable "blanket" which is now so pervasive in our
environment that it is suffocating, strangling, and starving the animal
life on this planet.
be fooled by recycling- Recycling has been a weak solution
reality most plastics are very difficult to recycle and are not usually
recycled into the same type of product that they were collected from, if
they are recycled at all. The polymer chains of hydrocarbon plastics break
down each time they are melted, making them less useful or reliable for
plastic bottles for instance. Many consumers falsely believe that this
material is being recycled into the same products they recycle, which
isn't so. The increasing demand for plastic containers (13 billion pounds
in the US in 2004) demands the use and manufacture of virgin hydrocarbon
plastics. We are not stopping the toxic spill through recycling. There is
increasing demand, and increasing production.
addition, recycling efforts in voluntary states is ineffective, causing
most plastics used there to go directly to landfill. Go to Container
Recycling Institute's study on the downward trend of consumer recycling.
how can we stop the problem?
must realize that there is no safe place for this toxic bio-accumulation
to be sequestered, and we are still increasing production of hydrocarbon
plastics at a rate of about 80 billion pounds per year through the
manufacture of virgin plastics for bottles, plastic bags, packaging, and
every other application that our current lifestyle demands. We need
smarter science, and more modest lifestyles.
we can all make a change:
Replace hydrocarbon plastics with compostable materials for our daily
living ......Buy Green Plastics
how and where to find certified green plastics:
European Union: DIN
Bioplastics Associations (JBPA)