FAQ

Engineering is a wonderful thing, as innovation is constant. Most compostible and food based plastics can now be manufactured from Agri-waste. Meaning we reduce landfill and create a more responsible product.

EcoPure® is not toxic and safe for use in food-contact applications. It has been independently tested for toxicity and has been certified FDA-compliant. Unlike some Oxo-degradable plastic additives, EcoPure® additives do not contain any heavy metals, nor does EcoPure® contain any cancer-causing compounds. Have more questions about EcoPure®? See our EcoPure® FAQs or contact us for more information.

EcoPure® does not create any noticeable changes to the physical characteristics of plastic. Treated plastic maintains tensile strength and physical properties even in elevated temperatures. EcoPure®-treated products do not degrade while in inventory; they must be disposed of in microbe-rich environments in order to biodegrade*.

Hundreds of converters, brand owners and retailers around the world apply this biodegradable plastic additives to their plastic products. By adding EcoPure® plastic additives to your plastic manufacturing, you are able to create biodegradable plastics that offer all of the advantages of traditional plastic while aiding the environment and reducing plastic waste.

The additive we work with does not contain microbes, but its organic ingredients expand the molecular structure of a treated plastic product to make room for microbes to form the biofilm. These microbes send out chemical signals attracting other microbes once the treated plastic is in a landfill environment. Collectively, the microbes feast on the polymer chains, breaking down chemical bonds that keep plastics intact.

Earlier efforts to minimize plastic created a degradable additive. With innovation and science it is now possible for plastics to be Biodegradable.

Not at all, plastic exists and will continue to exist. We need options available to minimize its extended impact. Minimizing use and refusing single use are both great steps forward, however that will not end the plastic industry.

Fossil fuel dependency is simply a reality of our time, though we would prefer a world entirely powered off renewable sources, this will take time. For now we advocate this technology as an opportunity to clean waste plastics, process them locally to a useable end product and ensure these plastics do not enter our marine environment.

All recycling requires commercial vehicles to pick-up the supply, By processing the feedstock locally we minimize the extended carbon footprint and the need for importing fuel.

No, the demonstration device may have this problem, however on a commercial scale operation the conversion ratio is approximately 1 kg of plastic, 1 liter of fuel taking 1 kWh of electricity.

With 1 liter of fuel you can normally create approximately 11kWh, meaning you gain 10 units of power on the output.

Using recycled polyester fiber, rather than virgin polyester achieves the following benefits;

85% less energy

65% less sulfur dioxide

90% less water usage

All recycling requires a basic carbon footprint in collection and distribution for processing. We work with specific processing partners and aim to streamline our process in key locations to minimize the distance traveled.

Yes it does. ALL polyester or nylon based materials does exactly the same. We only work with manufacturing products that will always be a nylon base, for example Boardshorts, Lycra (rashguards), active wear, rain-jackets etc. There is as well great advancements in textile’s making the fabrics more durable as well as coatings to minimize the need for washing.