Congratulations, you are already contributing to the planet’s health.
The items with the “This Plastic is Plant” seal help to solve one of the world´s greatest’s challenges: the issue of waste.
They are produced with renewable, biodegradable and compostable bioplastic, that becomes compost.
“This Plastic is Plant” seal
In the seal, the symbol of infinity and renewal was brough to emphasize the circularity of the material. In one side, the leaf, that represents our essence and origin of the material. In the other side, the arrow, indicating the circularity of our bioplastic, which is plant, from beginning to end.
The seal invites the consumer to engage with the end of the product´s life, that can be reutilized or composed.
The plastic that is plant decreases the trash volume in landfills, transforming itself into compost, generating a new plant and regenerating the future into infinite possibilities.
The plastic that is plant, is plantastic!
ERT’S renewable and compostable bioplastic is produced with sugarcane. Meaning that in the end of its usable life it can be transformed into compost and contribute to the growth of new plants.
Check out how this regeneration cycle works:
a life cycle
of 500 years.
matter in up to 180 days.
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Frequently asked questions/FAQ:
It’s a plant-based plastic, made from sugarcane and other compostable materials, that can become a new plant in the end of its life cycle.
Due to the fact of it coming from a renewable source, sugar cane, the plastic, in the end of its use, goes through a biodegrading and composting process turning it into compost (biomass and natural gases), therefore, not generating microplastics, and even contributing to the health of the soil.
The best destination for this material is composting. When placed under specific conditions of temperature, humidity, presence of microorganisms, and oxygen, the material is transformed into organic matter (compost) in up to 180 days. However, in a home composter, this time may be longer.
These conditions are described in standards, such as EN 13432 (European industrial composting standard) and ASTM D6400 (North American standard). The “This Plastic Is Plant” plastics are certified “OK biobased” and “OK Compost” by TUV Austria, which is internationally recognized.
On the map below, you can find some composting plants throughout Brazil.
The material is compostable in industrial and/or home composting processes. The composting process of the materials occurs through the action of microorganisms and depends on favorable conditions, such as temperature, humidity, presence of organic waste, and exposure to heat. After composting, the product becomes organic matter (compost).
No. If not placed under the ideal compost conditions (temperature, humidity, and microorganisms) the product does not biodegrade.
If the product is not disposed for composting, it should be discarded together with other organic waste. Due to it being a compostable material, just like all organic residue, it can be discarded with other organic waste such as: food scraps, vegetable peels, coffee grounds, garden clippings, leaves, seeds, as well as other compostable packaging.
Yes, there is an advantage. Even under uncontrolled conditions, the biodegradation process of products with the “This Plastic is Plant” seal will happen in a reduced time when compared to conventional plastics, and without generating microplastics.
Furthermore, being plant-based, the product with the “This Plastic is Plant” label facilitates the biodegradation of other organic waste in the landfill, avoiding soil sealing. Conventional plastic, on the other hand, has the characteristic of impermeability, meaning it retains water, causing soil and landfill sealing, making it difficult for organic waste to biodegrade.
No, the material is considered a bioplastic, composed of raw materials from renewable and/or compostable sources after use.
Not at all! The plastic with the “This Plastic is Plant” seal is compostable, so at the end of its life it becomes a compost (biomass and natural gases).
The so-called oxo biodegradable plastics are conventional plastics that receive additives (oxo biodegradable additive) in their composition, which at the end of life are fragmented into tiny particles, known as microplastics, which are harmful to the environment.
Oxo biodegradable plastics do not comply with national and international technical standards on biodegradation. Therefore, they are not biodegradable or compostable.