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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PureLoop is a sister company of EREMA, a global market leader in plastic recycling systems. They manufacture machines that they sell to industries for in-house recycling, helping their client close the loop internally to make their businesses circular.
PureLoop’s machines provide highly efficient recycling of clean production plastic waste using shredder-extruder technology. Their solutions can be customized to different scrap logistics to ensure the return of maximum recycled pellets to any production cycle. They offer six different machines designed to handle waste volumes from 70 kg/hour to 1000 kg/hour.
The shredder-extruder combination of Pure loop is now even more powerful with the launch of ISEC evo(Integrated Shredder Extruder Combination).
This application is typically for Producers of polymer Items, Blow molding, Injection molding, etc. out of HDPE, LDPE, PP,PA 6, PA 6.6, PVC, Matter Bi, Bio degradable, TPU. The plastic recycling machine transforms its customers' valuable production waste even more gently to plastic regranulate with the best quality characteristics. It is powerful, safe and quiet and provides a high energy efficiency. It uses a combination of a double feed ram system and single-shaft shredder.
The machines are easy to operate and save time and labor due to a high degree of automation. There are processing parameters for a variety of materials which can be saved and uploaded easily from the recipe management system using the touchscreen. The operation of the machines reduces energy use and carbon emission production.
PureLoop was founded in 2015 and has received wide coverage in plastic and recycling magazines in Europe.