Environmentally-conscientious consumers can relate to the attributes of Bio-Res™ that truly contribute to improving our global environment.
And, very importantly, Bio-Res™ is cost competitive to allow plastic manufactures an economical way to make their product more "green."
We don't make the plastic.
We make the plastic GREENER.™
PLASTIC is an extremely convenient material. It is relatively cheap. It is easy to manufacture. It is certainly versatile, serving numerous roles simply because it is impervious to water. Plastic has displaced materials such as wood, metal, bones and horns, stone, leather, paper, and even ceramics in most of their former uses.
PLASTIC has also had a drastic effect on our environment. Since it is made from petroleum and therefore chemically-based, it takes a long time to degrade — a really, really long time. This characteristic has led to waste problems, pollution, and general degradation of our environment.
BIOPLASTICS are certainly part of the solution. Like traditional plastics, they are versatile and applicable in numerous products. But therein ends a lot of the similarity.
BIOPLASTICS are produced from organic, renewable sources, such as corn starch, soybean oil, potato starch, and many others. Research is leading the industry down several new paths, and other types of plant material, such as cellulose and lignin, are finding their way into the market as they are used to produce new, bio-based resin additives or enhancers.
BIOPLASTICS are, by their nature and through design, unlike petroleum-based plastics in that they can be compostable or biodegradable. They will assist us in renewing the environment, cleaning up landfills, and reducing our dependency on foreign oil.