The term "biodegradable" has been used over the past few years, to describe plastics or packaging that could potentially be metabolized by microorganisms in nature, with complete breakdown to CO2/Methane, water and biomass. However, there is significant confusion and controversy surrounding biodegradable plastics since many suppliers have used the term to loosely describe their material/packaging without specifying the conditions under which the material would degrade in nature. For instance, some plastics (like PLA) will only degrade under industrial composting conditions, while some others (like PHA) can break down under a wider range of conditions and environments (industrial, backyard, marine). Given this widespread confusion and the misuse of the "biodegradable" term, many global government and industry organizations have issued guidelines to restrict or eliminate the unqualified use of biodegradable as a descriptor of plastics or packaging. These include the European Commission guidelines (European Plastics Strategy) and the Federal Trade Commission Green Guides in the US.
In line with such guidelines, Ubuntoo's recommends that companies providing biodegradable materials, products or packaging:
1.Avoid unqualified use of the term "biodegradable" to describe their products
2.Any claim of biodegradability should be accompanied by a description of specific conditions and environments under which the material or product will undergo degradation in nature
3.It is strongly recommended that companies provide globally accepted certifications or testing for various biodegradability claims (such as the BPA certification for industrial composting)
Further in line with the position articulated by the European Commission as well as major CPG companies, Ubuntoo recommends that "biodegradable" plastics should not be considered a solution for littering (or worse a license to litter). Appropriate collection and end-of-life solutions (such as industrial composting or home composting) need to be put into place to avoid biodegradable plastics ending up as litter in the environment.
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AMA Herbal Laboratories Pvt Ltd started R&D on natural and herbal products and their commercialization. They launched their first research product Extract Form of Natural Dyes in 1996.
AMA is the first company to industrialize the use of natural dyes for textiles. 9 out of top 20 global denim manufacturers are their customers and they are exporting out natural dyes for textiles to more than 26 countries. All their products are certified on Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).
AMA Herbal products are exported to more than 32 countries across the world. The company’s turnover is increasing at a rate of 70-80% every year for the last three years in a row. In most of the places, they are supplying to mills and artisans directly. They are mainly supplying to Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asean countries, but we are open for other countries as well.
They rely solely on environmental savvy practices and disseminate their message to the whole community at large “World Is Returning towards Nature”.
They produce natural eco-friendly products from their own ongoing R&D program. Make them user-friendly and reasonably priced for the benefit of the people and humanity. Their In-House R&D is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) part of the Ministry of Science & Technology.
The company has a number of Recognitions & Quality Standards Certificates from various government & non-government organizations from India and abroad:
GMP : Ministry of Health Government of India
DSIR : Ministry of Science & Technology Government of India
Department of AYUSH: Ministry of Health Government of India
Dubai Municipal Corporation Certificate
GOTS Version V Certified Products
REACH: European Union
CRISIL Rated Company SME-3
With time, they have grown and diversified into other areas like natural cosmetics, hotel toiletries etc. but they are focused on the innovation and development in the field of textiles.