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Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable plastic, does it exist?

What is the technical definition of biodegradable plastic? To qualify as biodegradable a container, cover, or other object made from plastic must decompose sixty to ninety percent within sixty to one hundred and eighty days.

What if someone could come up with a plastic that was user and earth friendly? Perhaps one that naturally breaks down similar to a peat pot. This container would have to be pleasing to the eye and durable. Now let us take it a step further and add nutrients to the material that the biodegradable plastic was made of. Sounds like an interesting concept huh?

Besides being a huge benefit to our environment think about the business application in the agricultural, nursery and landscaping business.

Let’s research this some more to find out if there is such a thing as biodegradable plastic for a cell phone cover.

The University of Warwick in the U.K. has come up with the first product that fits all of our criteria…

Originally designed to make disposable cell phone covers, the University and Pvaxx have produced the first sturdy, moldable biodegradable plastic.

One of the very unique features about the cell phone cover design is that they embedded a dwarf sunflower seed into it. This should please the ecologist in all of us.

You can literally throw the cover into a pile of dirt and a sunflower will grow which is an interesting marketing idea indeed.

Imagine a day when everything plastic can break down in our landfills, and gardens. This is not mentioning all the litterbugs across the world that throw, plastic bottles and containers out their car windows. What if the major fast food chains started to use these types of containers? The possibilities are limitless.

This technology makes good practical, business and environmental sense. I hope within twelve months we can walk into a local nursery and pick up a plastic biodegradable starter planting pot.

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Posted in News, Recycling by admin on June 16, 2006.

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