The controversy and debate around oxo-degradable plastics was recently fuelled by the European Bioplastics Association which published a paper distancing itself from oxo-degradable, as opposed to biodegradable, plastics. Green Home welcomes this move as it has helped to clarify a lot of the confusion around the differences between degradable and biodegradable and highlights the fact that oxo-degradable plastics do not meet international standards when it comes to compostability.
This is why we at Green Home only use a plant based bioplastic called Biophan PLA which is made from corn, a renewable resource and is fully certified as biodegradable and compostable. This means that under industrial composting conditions our products can be converted into CO2 and H2O in 45 days. If you are interested in learning more about the technical information about Biophan PLA, watch this clip on Howstuffworks that appeared on the Discovery Channel or visit our website