Biodegradable Packaging

We can now do Biodegradable Packaging across our packaging range. Our Biodegradable packaging is available in PET, HDPE, LDPE and PP, which we can implement into our bottles, jars, tubes and more!

Our biodegradable packaging will not discolour the base material, it does not taint or alter the chemical stability and functionality of the packaging. Our biodegradable packaging is FDA approved and completely food safe. 

What our biodegradable packaging does is that it revolutionises what happens to the packaging when it goes into waste. It is estimated that 87% of plastic packaging will end up in landfill and this will sit there for over 100 years for our children’s children to deal with. With extensive testing and independent laboratory trials we can now supply packaging that will biodegrade in land fill in an estimated 6-10 years. Not only will it break down all commercial packaging resins, it also leaves no micro plastics. For the 13% of packaging that will get recycled, our biodegradable packaging is still fully recyclable.

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What is the MOQ for Biodegradable Packaging?

Our minimum order quantity is 10k units per shape/colour/size.

What are your lead times for Biodegradable Packaging?

Our Biodegradable Packaging is all made to order, so standard lead times apply. Around 4 weeks for pre-production samples & 9-11 weeks for production and delivery.

Is your Biodegradable Packaging compostable?

No, our packaging will biodegrade only once in landfill. As landfill conditions present the right environment for our packaging to biodegrade. 

Our packaging will  biodegrade in anaerobic (no oxygen, no light), and aerobic (with oxygen) environments, this includes common landfills. When these materials are placed in a microbial environment our packaging attracts specific microbes which digest the entire polymer, thus leaving behind inert humus (soil) and biogases. 

Is your Biodegradable Packaging Recyclable?

Yes, our Biodegradable Packaging is fully recyclable.

How long will it take for the Packaging to Biodegrade?

Through laboratory testing it is estimated that our packaging will biodegrade within 6-10 years once it has been buried in landfill. 

Is your Biodegradable Packaging available in your entire range?

Our Biodegradable Packaging is available in most of our range and can be implemented into our bottles, jars, tubes, caps and more. We can have Biodegradable Packaging in PET, HDPE, LDPE & PP.

How are you making the "No Micro Plastics" claim?

We have been researching this and laboratory testing for over 12 months.

We rely on the internationally recognised biodegradable standard ASTM D5526. We have tested our packaging in independent laboratories in the USA. The results were that over time the packaging will fully biodegrade in landfill.

The testing guidelines measures the gasses not weight loss, the catalyst is the enzymatic breakdown of the polymer through microbial activity that result in anaerobic and aerobic environments. Therefore the packaging is designed to breakdown in standard landfill environments leaving behind only soil and gasses and no micro plastics.

Our material breakdown process is different to the Oxo-degradeable that has been around for some time. In the Oxo-degradeable process, it is more mechanical and that breaks the packaging down into pieces.

Regulatory Information/Food Safe

FDA: All ingredients are compliant under FDA 21 CFR Chapter 1; Subchapter B; Section 170.39 and are considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the USDA/FDA
REACH: Active ingredients are REACH compliant. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
EU Food Contact: All ingredients are compliant with EU Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 Article 6, Section 3.c.
EU Authorisation List: The ingredients do not contain any substances listed on the EU Authorisation List.
EU SVHC: The ingredients do not contain any substances listed on the EU Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation.
Canadian DSL: All ingredients are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
ANVISA: All ingredients are in compliance with Brasil ANVISA RDC 17/2008 standards and regulations.
Mercosur/GMC/RES No 32/07: All ingredients are in compliance with Mercosur/GMC/Res No. 32/07 standards and regulations.
US Pharmacopoeia: Active ingredients are compliant with US Pharmacopoeia XXII, 1190 Class VI for medical applications under confirmation of material suppliers. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
RoHS: Active ingredients do not contain materials regulated under Restriction of Hazardous Substances
(RoHS). Carrier resins should be verified individually.
Proposition 65: The active ingredients do not contain any components or chemicals subject to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). Carrier Resins should be verified individually.
Phthalates: The active ingredients do not contain regulated phthalates. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
Additional Materials of Interest: The active ingredients do not contain cobalt, tin, isocyanates, Bisphenol A
(BPA) or antimony. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
Animal/GMO Products: Active ingredients do not contain any animal derived materials or contain any genetically modified (GMO) materials. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
Heavy Metals (ELV Directive 2000.53.EC): Active ingredients do not contain Pb, Hg, Cd or Cr and are compliant with the restrictions of Annex II (Note) of the Decision 2002/525/EC of June 27th (amending Annex II of Directive 2000/53). Carrier resins should be verified individually.
CONEG: Active ingredients do not contain Pb, Hg, Cd or Cr and are compliant with the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) limitations. Carrier resins should be verified individually.
TSCA: All ingredients of this product appear on the TSCA Inventory

Important California Notice: California law prohibits the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable’, ‘degradable’ or ‘decomposable’ or any form of those terms, or imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade or decompose in a landfill or any other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into the State of California, including such sales over the internet.

Stability Information

Stable under normal storage and handling conditions.
Reactivity: No self-reactivity
Oxidizing property: No
Decomposition products: Carbon monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4)
Humus Reactivity with water: None

How much extra is it for a Biodegradable Packaging investment?

Only between 15%-20% higher than virgin plastic. 

Laboratory Test Results

Our biodegradable packaging was sent to an independant lab in the U.S for testing. This was to show the effect of the biodegradable plastic compared to virgin plastic once in landfill.

We presented 4 sets of samples to the lab which were:

1. Virgin PET Samples
2. Virgin HDPE Samples
3. Biodegradable PET Samples
4. Biodegradable HDPE Samples

As you can see on the graph, it shows the level of biodegradation for PET & HDPE samples start to exceed virgin plastic within 20 days.

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