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ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

Assessment of oxobiodegradability of polyolefinic materials in the form of films

Twenty years ago, the primary aim was to prevent visible pollution and especially macro toxicity caused by films in marine and continental environments. The solution to such problems was to cause film disintegration by oxidizing the macroscopic systems.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

Effects of reprocessing of oxobiodegradable and non-degradable polyethylene on the durability of recycled materials

The use of plastics is steadily increasing in our daily lives, and plastics are the fastest-growing component of the waste stream. Although the efficiency of plastic recycling is increasing, plastics are often seen as a permanent environmental problem because of littering.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

A Life Cycle Assessment of Oxo-biodegradable, Compostable and Conventional Bags

Having read the Life Cycle Assessment prepared by Intertek for the UK Environment Agency and published in 2011, there was concern that some of the purposes for which oxo-biodegradable plastic is designed had been excluded from the terms of reference, and that the LCA did not therefore fully reflect the environmental benefits of oxo-biodegradable plastic.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

A Report on the Carbon Footprint of Plastic Bags

A review of the Life-Cycle Analysis on Common Plastic Bags. In February 2011, The UK Environment Agency published a report, Life Cycle Analysis on Carrier Bags.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

Environmental biodegradation of polyolefins: When, why and how?

“The practical usefulness of biodegradable polyolefins is now being realized in commercial products, particularly in agriculture and in packaging. Polyolefins are more ecologically acceptable than traditional materials…”

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

The Efficacy of Oxo-biodegradable Technology

Considerable controversy is attached to the subject of oxo-biodegradability. Even describing this oxidative process as bio-degradable can cause an explosive reaction on the part of hydro-biodegradable technology advocates.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

How much oil is used to make plastic?

Should oil be drilled for the production of plastic? It is often stated that oil is drilled for making plastic. This is not correct. How much oil is used to make plastic?

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Complete biodegradation is defined as the process by which organic substances are decomposed by micro-organisms (mainly aerobic bacteria) and accumulated into simpler substances such as carbon dioxide, water and ammonia.

ECLIPSE™ | Bio-assimilation

The Semantics of Biodegradation Versus Bio-Assimilation

Complete biodegradation is defined as the process by which organic substances are decomposed by microorganisms (mainly aerobic bacteria) and accumulated into simpler substances such as carbon dioxide, water and ammonia.

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