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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INCOM Recycle has a PET Recycling Production Line with a high capacity. INCOM Recycle is also the only one who has the certification in China to produce Recycled PET chips for food industry. The Certification was released by Ministry of Health and Administration Bureau of Quality. The company also has the certification from ILSI and Coca Cora according FDA and ILSI standards.
INCOM RECYCLE is focusing on promoting “internet+ Recycling” collection business, is exploring “all locations, all resources, sustainable, circular” smart collection solutions in China. In 2012, INCOM RECYCLE developed the first Reverse Vending Machine which is integrated with Internet technology in China. RVMs for beverages have been installed in 20 mega cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen in China. The locations content subway stations, bus stations, Shopping malls, Schools, communities, Governmental Offices these kinds of public locations.
INCOM Recycle became to the biggest exporter of RVMs for beverages in China because of export businesses to 20 countries like Mexico, the Netherlands, Brazil, Thailand, etc. Besides that, INCOM Recycle has developed other RVMs like for collecting cloth, cellphones, Cans, batteries and other materials and put on markets gradually.
In 2015, base on the technology of “Internet +”, INCOM RECYCLE was in the first batch to release Online to Offline collection service. The O2O business platform was named “BANGDAOJIA”. They are planning to use this platform to establish a surveillance system which can monitor the data of solid wastes during reverse transportations.
In March 2016, INCOM TOMRA was established by Beijing INCOM RECYCLE Co., from China and TOMRA Systems ASA from Norway together. The major purpose of INCOM TOMRA is promoting, selling and servicing Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) which are developed by the two shareholders and sister companies. They are based in China but devote to promote Smart Recycling and Circular Economy globally.
Gordon YANG, has bachelor degree of engineering and EMBA degree from CEIBS. He worked as President of BEINEI Group, DONGYE Technology, ENYUAN Group before. With his abundant experience in machinery production, construction material and environment protection fields, he has operated successfully with projects like national stadium, Water-Cube, Olympic Media Village, etc.