THE NATURAL ALTERNATIVE
Renewable plant-based raw materials
Our compostable bioplastic products are made from renewable resources. Our products offer business and consumers a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional
Reduce your carbon footprint
When thinking about reducing the environmental impact of single use disposable packaging, it’s important to recognise that the most significant benefits are realised at the very beginning of the production process by using sustainably sourced raw materials. By design, producing IngeoTM PLA bioplastic results in up to 75% less greenhouse gas emissions
What’s the difference between bioplastic and plastic with a biodegradable additive?
This can be a confusing landscape to navigate, with various claims a nd technical terms. One should always be on the lookout for unscrupulous marketing. The most common type of misleading marketing is for plastic products labelled as ‘degradable’, ‘biodegradable’ or even ‘landfill degradable’. Unlike bioplastics, degradable plastics are conventional plastics derived from fossil resources with an additive that the manufacturers claim will render the product biodegradable under specific conditions. The problem with these claims is that there is no independently verified and conclusive scientific proof that the plastic will completely biodegrade. If the plastic does break down into smaller fragments that persist in the environment, they could be ingested by animals and eventually make their way up the food chain. It also does not address the problem of using finite fossil resources for single use packaging and is certainly not a solution for littering. All this does is offer consumers and brand owners a false sense of sustainability.
Our bioplastic cups and bowls are certified commercially compostable to Australian standards – AS4736 and will completely biodegrade in a commercial compost facility within 120 days.
What happens if bioplastic ends up in the bin?
The problem with plastics
Plastics are polluting the planet and damage the environment at
Landfills are not designed to promote the biodegradation of