COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC: THE BEST WAY TO CREATE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY?
WHAT IS THE CYCLE OF CREATION AND DEGRADATION OF A COMPOSTABLE MATERIAL?
1. Production: the raw material is extracted from starch, a natural polymer obtained from corn, wheat or potato.
2. It is then transformed by microorganisms} into a smaller molecule of lactic acid, which serves as the basis for the production of polymeric chains of polylactic acid.
3. The cross-linking of polymeric chains of polylactic acid gives rise to the biodegradable plastic film that serves as the basis for the production of numerous non-polluting plastic products.
4. This plastic film is transported to industries for the production and transformation of plastics into bags.
5. They are then distributed to commercial establishments for use and commercialization of the Compostable Bag in daily life.
6. The bag is used and then discarded (estimated time of use: 12 minutes).
7. The biodegradation process has an estimated time of 6 to 9 months.
Bioplastics extracted from starch are a renewable and inexhaustible resource, it presents short and closed life cycles with such crop yields per hectare, low water consumption, promotes the development of the agricultural sector and enhances the cultivation of extensions in the process of abandonment.
In the whole life cycle process, pollutants are reduced by up to 1000% compared to the production process of the plastic bag. The particularity of a Compostable Bag is that it can be used as a fertilizer for household plants, thus growing healthy and motivating the reuse of the bag.
With AMS Compostable bags, in addition to generating reusable waste, it avoids accumulating unnecessary waste for landfills and reduces garbage congestion in order to improve health conditions for society and the environment.