Crawford Industries’ commitment to sustainable practices speaks volumes to our responsibility to being good stewards of our natural resources and the environment.
As part of that commitment, Crawford developed BioPoly™ with the Eco-One™ additive which enhances the biodegradation of plastic through a series of chemical and biological processes when disposed of in a microbe-rich environment (ie. a landfill.)
How it works
When placed in a biologically active landfill, the ingredients in Eco-One™ allow for the formation of a coating (called "biofilm,") on the surface of the plastic. The biofilm is made up of microbes which penetrate the plastic, while other ingredients in Eco-One™ work together to expand the molecular structure, in turn making room for microbes. The microbes then send out chemical signals (their way of communicating,) in order to attract additional microbes to the site. Once all of the microbes have been assembled, they collectively feast on the polymer chains, thus breaking down the chemical bonds of the plastic product at an accelerated rate.
✓ Increased rate of biodegradation
✓ Retention of desirable properties of the plastic
✓ Safe and environmentally responsible