EPI Environmental Products Inc. has launched its line of OxoGreen plastics that degrade slowly in the presence of oxygen or through biodegradation.
The Vancouver, British Columbia, firm is teaming up with current licensees for its Totally Degradable Plastics Additive to partner in the production and distribution of OxoGreen plastic products in North America. TDPA imparts degradability to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and recycled plastics, EPI claims.
EPI says the degradation option is attractive for plastic bags because recycling rates are low and recycling costs are high. It said the plastic bag recycling rate in San Francisco after ten years is only 1 percent and throughout Canada is less than 7 percent.
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