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With it’s natural origin and ability to be fully biodegradable and compostable, paper is an eco-friendly material. Furthermore, paper has the advantage of being 100% renewable and decomposes quickly because the fiber structure easily dissolves in nature.
PLA is a thermoplastic polyester, which is biodegradable, compostable and derived from renewable resources. PLA production is based on plants such as corn starch, wheat, sugar cane, or beet. Under optimal composting conditions, PLA is able to decompose completely without leaving visible or toxic residues.
SUGAR CANE BAGASSE
Bagasse is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic. Bagasse is a material made from the waste of sugar production. When the sugar is extracted from sugar cains the cain is left behind. This material is shredded and cleaned to bagasse fibers. These fibers can be made into various kinds of products and are suitable for hot and cold dishes as well as for heating in the microwave oven. Furthermore, bagasse is 100% biodegradable and can be composted very easily. Under controlled composting bagasse is degraded within 30-90 days. Besides, bagasse is CO2 neutral and 100% renewable.
The production of palm leaf products is very simple and sustainable. The naturally shed palm leaves are collected at the palm plantation, cleaned, and heat pressed into different sizes and shapes. Through this type of production palm leaves are 100% free of chemicals and other additives as well as fully biodegradable and compostable. The result is a strong material with an elegant, wood-like texture. In addition, palm leaves are CO2 neutral and 100% renewable.
Clay coating means that the top side of the cardbord is coated with an ultra thin layer of caolin (clay). This could be compared to porcelain on a dish. Clay coating is not any special barrier. It is just a natural layer which makes the board surface a little bit smoother. Clay coating is biodegradable, compostable and of natural origin
|What does Biodegradable mean?
Being biodegradable means that the material has the ability to decompose fully in nature without any specific treatment. The material or product is of 100% natural origin without any use of harmful chemicals or additives. These materials will turn into water, carbon dioxide, and biomass when decomposed, without leaving anything else behind.
|What does Compostable mean?
Being compostable means that the materials are biodegradable under specific conditions, meaning they can be decomposed in an industrial composting facility. These products fulfil the requirements of the European Regulation EN 13432, which requires that the composting time may take between 90-180 days without leaving any toxic residues.
|What is the connection between biodegradable and compostable?
|What is a Carbon Footprint?
The carbon footprint is a description and measurement of the total amount of CO2 emissions of activities by individuals, companies, organizations, services and products consumed in a given timeframe. The carbon footprint is used in order to clearly symbolize how different behaviors impact the planet.
What does it mean to be Co2 neutral/carbon neutral?
|A material is characterized as CO2-neutral if does not emit more CO2 under incineration than it does during natural breakdown.