More than 85% of plastic waste ends up in landfills, where plastics can take hundreds or thousands of years to decompose.
The solution to the 32 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in landfills every year is to create a waste solution that is designed to biodegrade quickly in landfill environments.
EcoPure® is a plastic waste solution proven to accelerate the biodegradation* of plastic waste in landfill environments, where the vast majority of plastics end up. EcoPure® is an organic plastic additive that is easily added to plastics during the manufacturing process.
EcoPure® works by attracting landfill microbes that create a biofilm coating on plastics. Other ingredients in the biomass expand the molecular structure to make room for microbes that send out chemical signals, attracting more microbes. Through this process, the microbes break down plastic polymer chains at an accelerated rate, as proven by ASTM D5511 testing.
* 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.