Eco:One Technology
Eco:One Technology

Eco:One Technology

 

Plastics (or polymers) are made of long molecular chains of organic molecules called monomers. Polymers do not exist naturally and most are designed to be incredibly stable - as a result they do not easily biodegrade and will last in the environment for centuries and possibly forever. They are air-tight and water-tight.

Eco-One™ is an organic additive that enhances the biodegradation process through a series of chemical and biological processes when disposed of in a biologically active landfill.

Ingredients in Eco-One™ allow the formation of a coating called biofilm on the plastic. The biofilm is made up of microbes which penetrate the plastic, while other ingredients in Eco-One™ expand the molecular structure making room for the microbes. Microbes send out chemical signals (a way of communicating with other microbes) attracting other microbes. Collectively, they feast on the polymer chains breaking down the chemical bonds.

Eco-One™ enhances the biodegradation of plastic into methane (can be converted to energy), carbon dioxide and inert humus (makes soil richer).

Eco-One differs from other "degradable plastic additives" available in the market today. It is the leading additive which produces methane a critical component of enhanced biodegradation in an anaerobic environment.