Earth Friendly Plastic

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corn based plastics, NatureWorks® polymer

From Corn To Plastic:

Corn-based PLA is being used to replace oil-based ingredients in a wide variety of plastic and textile products. This helps solve the world’s growing waste-disposal problems, because PLA is renewable and biodegradable.

Current uses for PLA-based plastic

  • Plastic bottles
  • Bedding
  • Film wrap for tapes and CDs
  • Carpeting
  • Fresh food packaging
  • Cups and serving utensils

NatureWorks® polymer is derived from 100% annually renewable resources such as corn and is the world’s first polymer showing a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The company applies its unique technology to the processing of natural plant sugars to create a proprietary polylactide polymer, which is marketed under the NatureWorks® PLA and Ingeo® Fibers brand names.

NatureWorks plastic bottles will turn into water, microorganisms, and carbon dioxide in approximately 100 days when composted in industrial compost facilities where heat and humidity are controlled. If landfilled, they contain no harmful toxins that can leach into the soil.

NatureWorks purchases renewable energy certificates (wind power) to help offset CO2 emissions at their manufacturing facilities.

Products and companies using NatureWorks® polymer *This is only a partial listing, for a complete list please visit NatureWorks® Polymer partners

  • True Artesian Water -Located in Alanson, Michigan about 30 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge, is among the first water bottling companies to produce Premium Natural Water in a bottle derived from an annually renewable resource. For every 90 bottles produced of True Artesian, one gallon of crude oil is spared!
  • belu natural mineral water -The UK’s first compostable bottle made from corn. Belu donates all of its profits to fund clean water projects in the UK and around the world.
  • Noble Juice -The first All Natural Juice to be poured into an All Natural Bottle.
  • Eco-Products -Offers a huge variety of environmentally-friendly, non-toxic and sustainable products at the best possible prices.
  • Green is Green -Independent trade and marketing organization representing environmentally responsible products that enable sustainability, fair trade, and clean living without compromise.
  • +1 Water -The bottle is made from certified biodegradable NatureWorks PLA© and donates 20% of its profits to WaterCan and Ryan’s Well Foundation in Canada, and Operation Hunger in South Africa to help provide communities in need with access to safe, clean water.

Learn more about a new generation of polymers at NatureWorks®

08.27.07 by network-green | © 2007
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