The conventional plastic (polyethylene/polypropylene) used for shopping bags is the single largest contributor of plastic waste, polluting the environment. It is made from refined petroleum, a diminishing and non-renewable natural resource, which many experts predict will be exhausted by 2100. Moreover, it takes hundreds of years to degrade, some taking more than a thousand years, resulting in catastrophic environmental damages such as clogging waterways that causes flooding, polluting rivers, seas, and endangering (an entire chain of the eco system which relies on these environments for survival) the livelihood of the water biota that accidentally ate/consumed the plastic bag.
ENVIPLAST® as an alternative polymer is made from renewable and sustainable natural resources. The raw materials are starch from cassava, corn, and derivatives of vegetable oils.
ENVIPLAST® is a bio-based polymer, which can decompose in nature with the help of microorganism, macroorganism and water. The result is carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass. It is also safe for plant growth.