Tasty Bug Pellets – a Plastics Solution?

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Landfills continuously receive millions of tons of plastic that can take hundreds of years to break down. But increasing public awareness and criticism about the impact that we’re having upon our planet, seems to be influencing some positive corporate response.

I recently told you in this post about the Tek-Pak biodegradeable plastic technology for packaging food that requires an oxygen barrier. Now, here’s another equally interesting story about a reportedly enviro-friendly plastics process.

The additive (called MasterBatch Pellets and said to have been accidentally invented) is combined in small quantities “with any of the popular resins” during the manufacturing process, and purportedly aids the digestibility of plastic products by microorganisms “even in landfill conditions which are normally inconducive to any degradation.”

To visit the product website, click HERE.

Caveat: in a recent email to me, the President of TekPak Solutions wrote: “There is significant industry focus on this issue…with several standards bodies, and industry associations vying for advantage.”

Probably something to keep in mind when evaluating the claims about any of these new developments.

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