8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans each year and by “2050 there’ll be more plastic in the sea than fish…” (Source: Ellen McArthur foundation – New Plastics Economy)
Packaging either petrochemical based or bio-based is not and should not be designed to be littered but as the figures above show it is happening.
We are independently testing our home compostable laminates in a marine environment (ASTM D7081) and we are seeing encouraging results regarding biodegradation. Our laminates are designed to break down at ambient temperature in the presence of microbes, water and oxygen and naturally biodegrade back into water, Co2 and biomass without eco-toxicity.
24 weeks immersed in sea water