Biodegradable* High-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic resins offer a combination of toughness and impact resistance with cost-effectiveness.
HDPE is well-known for its strength to density ratio, which makes it a great option for manufacturers who are searching for a plastic that is resistant to breaking and cracking. Due to its high level of strength HDPE plastics are used to make a variety of products that are still lightweight, including:
- Milk Jugs
- Food and Beverage Containers
- Detergent Bottles
- Cosmetic Bottles
- Bread Bags
- Cereal Box Liners
HDPE plastics are built to withstand extreme situations. Their strong and durable nature does not, however, convert easily into inert biomass through the process of biodegradation*. These plastics can persist for hundreds of years, sometimes indefinitely, which contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution.
Bio-Tec Environmental, LLC offers a low-cost, end-of-life solution to help HDPE become more biodegradable* once in a biologically-active environment, such as a landfill. EcoPure® additives can be used in manufacturing a wide variety of HDPE products.
* Biodegradation rates of EcoPure®-treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.