Statistics do not lie, and the environmental hazards created by our plastic trash have already become a global crisis.
According to the EPA, Americans generated 33 million tons of plastics in 2013, equivalent to 13 percent of the waste stream, and of that only, 9% of plastics were recycled in 2013.
Depending on the study, estimates for biodegradation of common-use items such as single-use cups, bottles, and shopping bags range from a couple of centuries to 1000 years, any way you look at it, it is a really long time.
Why so long? While there are numerous reasons, it is basically that microbes do not recognize plastics as a food source.
Eco Coollid-Bio Products are made with Eco-One® revolutionary patented technology material that can be both biodegradable landfill friendly as well as 100% Recyclable. Eco-One® is an organic additive (not an oxo-biodegradable additive) that enhances the biodegradation of plastic products in a biologically active landfill.
CoolLid Bioproducts are formulated with Eco-One® to enhance the biodegradation of our products in a biologically active landfill as demonstrated by third-party testing of Eco-One® products using ASTM D5511 test method representing biologically active landfills.
ASTM D5511 tests, that represent biologically active landfills (appropriate facilities may not be available in all areas) on representative packages have shown 11.16% biodegradation in just 60 days. Eco Coollid-Bio is made with Eco-One® organic material that is landfill biodegradable as opposed to composable, which will not be required to go through a composting process and can be simply tossed out in a biological landfill and get decomposed.