Additive enables plastics to decompose microplastics-free

Read the full story at Plastics Today.

Australia-based Twelve8 Technology has launched a plastics additive that enables polymers blended with it to decompose naturally, without industrial treatment, within two years. The PaktoEarth RAWS-Tech additive decomposes to water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and less than 1% biomass.

The additive-blended plastic, which is suitable for food packaging, can be recycled. But for post-consumer plastic that “escapes” the recycling process, ending up in nature or landfill, the technology offers an accelerated end of life vs. conventional plastics, which may take hundreds of years to degrade.

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