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It is estimated that more than 100 billion plastic bottles now find their way into landfills each year. When a traditional plastic bottle enters a landfill, it can take hundreds of years to break down, if ever. As plastic has proliferated over the past century, we have seen a profoundly negative impact on the environment.
Scientists are now concerned that the rate of decay in landfills could be even slower than previously thought. Some landfills are so tightly packed, the conditions are simply not optimal for facilitating product breakdown.
In order for plastics to biodegrade entirely, tiny microscopic organisms (microbes) in landfills must find the material attractive for consumption. Traditional plastics are unattractive to microbes and therefore are never broken down.
Many bioplastic products on the market claim to be biodegradable, but are usually compostable instead, and do not break down in a landfill environment. In other cases, the product simply breaks down into smaller pieces (plastic flakes). These can enter the food chain as they are eaten by fish and animals, or seep into the water table.
Other bioplastics make no claim to biodegradability. They simply contain a percentage of some sort of biomass, such as cornstarch or vegetable oil, instead of fossil-fuel based plastic. It isn’t necessarily better, it just uses a different material.
The Casey Container Difference….
By bringing EcoPure® to the PET bottle industry, we’re able to offer an environmentally friendly, truly biodegradable PET product that features ALL of the benefits of traditional PET and breaks down in 2-10 years for aerobic/anaerobic landfills. Time to biodegrade depends on gram weight of the plastic and richness of the landfill’s microbial environment.
All of our biodegradable plastics are FDA-compliant for food-grade products.
Because our products are made by industry experts, including leadership that has launched and managed almost 200 preform and bottling plants around the world, Casey Container product is exceptional quality. No preforms with thread issues, no bottles with clouding or discoloration problems – just a consistently high-quality, socially responsible plastic product. You have our word on it. After all, we are a public company for a reason.