THE BONNIE BIO BLOG

UNDERSTANDING COMPOSTABILITY

UNDERSTANDING COMPOSTABILITY

Compostability is further broken down into 2 categories, home compostable and industrial compostable. The general difference between industrial / professional composting facilities and back yard / home composting facilities is the larger scale, mechanical breaking down / pre-preparation of compostable product…

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MICROPLASTICS THE PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

MICROPLASTICS THE PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

Some estimates have suggested that microplastics regularly travel vast distances carried by the wind. Microplastics are invisible to the naked eye, but the research found that on average 365 fragments were found on every square meter of land…

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WHAT IS PLA?

WHAT IS PLA?

PLA (polylactic acid) is typically made from the sugars in corn starch (as is the case with Bonnie Bio’s certified compostable & biodegradable plastic alternatives range), cassava or sugarcane…

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MICROPLASTICS: SMALL PLASTIC, BIG PROBLEM

MICROPLASTICS: SMALL PLASTIC, BIG PROBLEM

Microplastics are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them. That means that these ocean microplastics are entering the food chain and ultimately our bodies. It’s not just fish and shellfish where researchers are finding microplastics…

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THE UGLY TRUTH: OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC

THE UGLY TRUTH: OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC

Oxo-degradable plastic packaging is often marketed as a solution to plastic pollution because it claims to degrade into harmless residues. However, this is not the case. Instead, these products fragment into tiny shards of plastic that actually contribute to plastic pollution…

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BIOPLASTIC BASICS

BIOPLASTIC BASICS

Petroleum-based plastic takes so much time to break down that every plastic item ever created still exists in some form on the planet. Plastic disintegrates into smaller and smaller pieces or microplastics. These are eventually absorbed into the environment, causing irreversible damage to the ecosystem…

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