Plastics (or polymers) are made of long molecular chains of organic molecules called monomers. Polymers do not exist naturally, are air-tight and water-tight, and most are designed to be incredibly stable. As a result, polymers do not biodegrade easily and will last in the environment for centuries, possibly forever.
Eco-One® is an organic additive that enhances the biodegradation process through a series of chemical and biological processes when disposed of in a biologically active landfill.
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.
Eco-One enhances the biodegradation of plastic into methane (can be converted to energy), carbon dioxide and inert humus (makes soil richer).
Eco-One differs from other “degradable plastic additives” available in the market today, mainly because it is the leading additive which produces methane (a critical component of enhanced biodegradation in an anaerobic environment,) which can be recaptured and used as a source of renewable energy.
To substantiate our claims of enhanced biodegradation, we have completed multiple studies that include testing from 3rd party independent laboratories and testing authorities. Please contact us with the specific application(s) you would like to pursue.