Why doesn’t this mess just “break-down” and reintegrate with nature? They’re three reasons for this island’s existence (and all the disastrous piles of plastic on earth).
Most plastic currently being produced are made from petroleum or natural gas (petrol-based polymers). Petrol-based polymers takes more than 400 years to decompose, so nearly all petrol-based plastics will be with us on earth for centuries.
Currently only nine percent of all plastic produced is being recycled. Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic that has been produced since the invention of plastic, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste.
Not all bioplastics are biodegradable nor biodegrade more readily than fossil-fuel derived plastics however Bio-Sunn Technologies, Inc.’s plans to produce only bioplastics that are compostable or biodegradable over relativity quick periods of time.
Something is biodegradable if it can be broken down and transformed by bacteria, fungi, or some other biological process. Lots of things are biodegradable, if given enough time. As an example, even most traditional plastics will biodegrade given enough time however, in the case of traditional plastics the time needed is usually measured in centuries. Biodegradable bioplastics breakdown in a substantially shorter time than traditional plastics.
A compost heap is created when you take organic materials and allow them to decompose leaving behind fertilizer for your soil. Composting is the process of recycling organic waste so that it can eventually be reused.
In the bioplastic world, compostable is a bit more complex. Often, when a company says their product is “compostable” it means that it will decompose if delivered to an industrial composting facility. This is an important difference. Bioplastic compostable products do not always biodegrade naturally in a landfill or a traditional compost heap. Most compostable bioplastics currently being produced will only compost at an industrial compost facility, and most of these products are not getting to the industrial facility. Compostable bioplastics made for industrial facilities disposed of in a traditional landfill take longer to decompose and never “compost” in the true sense of the word.
That's where Bio-Sunn Technologies Inc.'s research abilities and corporate responsibly will kick in. Bio-Sunn Technologies, Inc. will only create biodegradable and/or compostable bioplastics. And a portion of our research team will always be working to foster the development of bioplastics that can be composted in the traditional at-home way. But we won't stop there - Bio-Sunn Technologies, Inc. will create a network of local business, local governmental units, and other interested parties to come together and share ideas on the types of bioplastic and systems that need to be in place to make certain that plastic made by Bio-Sunn Technologies, Inc. will truly get back to Mother Earth in a form that's healthy for all of us.
Along with taking all the hemp plant biomass left over for the flower harvesting for CBD Oil, we will also put other biomass materials like tree toppings from logging companies to good use. The country is already buzzing about this possibility and we’d heard a lot of community support for such an initiative.
What are Bioplastics?
Bioplastics are plastic pellets made from renewable biomass resources, like hemp, straw, corn stalks, woodchips, sawdust, recycled food waste, and treetops. Bioplastic can be made from most farming by-products. Traditional plastics, such as petrol-based polymers are made from petroleum or natural gas.
Bioplastics are part of the solution, but to what? They’re part of the solution to the plastic waste problem - landfills, roadsides, streams, lakes, and oceans are being filled with unmanageable amounts of plastic waste.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of plastics and other undesirable materials in the North Pacific Ocean. The island is fueled by liter tossed into in oceans, seas, and other large bodies of water. Prevailing currents create an island of garbage from this waste.
The Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, covers waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The Patch has recently been measured at 7.7 square miles and 30 feet deep.