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Welcome To The Future of Plastic

Introducing the world’s first-ever eco-friendly plastics that actually degrade themselves! BioBottles™ are a revolutionary way to package your product that is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. BioBottles™ has been created with the help of Plastic IQ™ technology, which will allow for better environmentally friendly solutions without compromising quality.

BioBottles™ are a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles that can be transformed into a more earth-friendly material by exposing it to UV light, temperature, and oxygen. Our patented technology stimulates bacteria and microorganisms into thinking they’re eating natural food sources, resulting in accelerated decay of plastic, leaving behind only oxygen, co2, and renewable organic material.

The end result? Cleaner environment without harmful chemical residue while simultaneously recycling valuable old discarded plastic into organically relevant compounds.

Benefits of BioBottles™ and BioCaps™

Shelf-stable for 5 years

Made in the USA & 100% Recyclable

Similar cost to traditional plastic bottle

Leaves no microplastics behind

Comes in various shapes, sizes & colors

FDA and food grade complaint

Shelf-stable for 5 years

Leaves no microplastics behind

Made in the USA & 100% Recyclable

Comes in various shapes, sizes & colors

Similar cost to traditional plastic bottle

FDA and food grade complaint

How Do Bio Bottles™ Work?

A basic overview of how our Plastic IQ Technology works in our Bio Bottles is as follows:

1.

Bio Bottles are made in America with a 5-year shelf life before they start to biodegrade.

2.

Bio Bottles will begin to bio-assimilate or degrade within one year when exposed to the right environmental conditions.

3.

Bio Bottles are designed to be consumed by fungi, bacteria, and micro-organisms in a marine or nutrient-rich environment once disposed of in the right conditions.

4.

Once consumed and fully degraded, Bio Bottles leave behind no microplastics and are converted into oxygen, carbon dioxide, and biomass made up of organically important compounds.

How Do BioBottles™ Work?

Each BioBottles™ and
BioCap  is manufactured with “Plastic IQ™ Technology”.

When discarded and not recycled. BioBottles™ and BioCaps™ begin to degrade when exposed to UV sunlight, Oxygen, and micro-organisms.

These micro-organisms which consist of fungi and bacteria, are stimulate into thinking the plastic is actually a food source in a marine or nutrient-rich environment.

Once consumed and fully degraded, BioBottles and BioCaps leaves behind no microplastics and are converted into oxygen, carbon dioxide and biomass made up of organically important compounds.

BioBottles™ Employ a Scientifically Proven Technology

BioBottles and BioCaps with “Planet IQ” is a masterbatch technology which
turns ordinary plastic, at the end of its useful life, in the presence of oxygen,
into a material with a different molecular structure. At the end of the process, it is no longer a plastic, and has changed into a material which is biodegradable, by bacteria and fungi, in the open environment. With over 20 years of scientific research behind it, Planet IQ biodegradable technology is perfect to use with most types of single-use plastic packaging and bottles.

Unfortunately, to the best of our collective efforts, we have failed ourselves and our planet by allowing plastics of all kinds to pollute our oceans, rivers,stream, parks, and more. Plastic, however, does have a place and should not be banned or taxed. Plastic is a very good material for protecting food and other goods from damage and contamination. It is also shown to have good environmental credentials by Life-cycle Assessments  https://www.biodeg.org/subjects-of-interest/life-cycle-assessments/.

Nevertheless, if these plastics escape being recycled or contained in a landfill, then they will most likely be around for the next 400-plus years before they biodegrade. Leaving behind harmful chemicals and toxins which end up seeping into the ground and making their way into the food we eat and the water we drink.

For the past 25 years, therefore, our scientists have been working with academic scientists to develop a type of plastic that will biodegrade much more quickly in the open environment and will not, therefore, accumulate in the oceans or leave any microplastics or toxic residues. We have succeeded and have developed what we call Planet IQ technology.

The most important studies are as follows:

Oxomar was a three-year study on plastics in the marine environment sponsored by the French Government at  l’Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyul Sue Mer.  It concluded that plastic made with Planet IQ technology (also known as d2w) will biodegrade in the marine environment significantly more efficiently than conventional plastic. The Report can be found in English and French at https://www.biodeg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Final-report-OXOMAR-10032021.pdf

Another study conducted by Oxomar scientists allowed bacteria commonly found in the open environment access to d 2 w plastic film containing Carbon 13.

They found Carbon 13 in the CO 2   exhaled by the bacteria, proving beyond doubt that the plastic had been bio-assimilated by the bacteria.

Queen Mary University London reported in February 2020 that plastic products containing a Planet IQ d 2 w masterbatch will become biodegradable much more quickly than ordinary plastic if they get into the open environment at the end of their useful life and will then be biodegraded by bacteria commonly found in the open environment, up to 90 times faster than ordinary plastic.  The Report can be found at https://www.biodeg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/published-report-11.2.20-1.pdf

European Chemicals Agency In 2017 the EU Commission referred oxo-biodegradable plastic to ECHA because the Commission was concerned that it might create microplastics.  ECHA made a call for evidence, and after studying many hundreds of pages of evidence, including evidence from us, and from Intertek https://www.biodeg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Intertek-Report-to-ECHA-24.5.18.pdf

they confirmed in a letter to us on the 30 th of October 2018 that they were not convinced that microplastics were formed.

Many methods have been proposed for preventing the pollution of the oceans by plastic, eg, improvement of waste management, reduction, and redesign of plastics, recycling, composting etc. We agree with improving waste management and with reduction and redesign so long as it does not lead to the use of packaging materials that are less effective and have inferior Life-cycle Assessments.  The challenge with recycling is that you have to somehow collect the material from the open environment, which can prove to be very difficult and expensive, and there are serious limitations on the recyclability of plastics.

See eg. https://bioplasticsnews.com/2022/06/13/michael-stephen-recycling-oecd-ellen-macarthur-foundation/

Composting can also be a bit misleading in the sense that the average person believes composting is the ability to dispose of your plastic garbage in a simple composting pile in their backyard. The reality is that plastic products marketed as compostable must be collected and sent to a specific high-tech compositing facility that has the proper equipment to break down this complex material. The chances of a consumer mailing their bottle to a composting facility is unlikely on the scale needed to make a difference.

See https://www.biodeg.org/subjects-of-interest/composting/

Of the estimated 100 billion bottles that are currently produced on an annual basis worldwide. According to a relatively new report released by Greenpeace. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/reports/circular-claims-fall-flat-again/.

Only about 5% of all plastics (which would include bottles and caps) will end up being recycled. The vast majority will end up in landfills or pollution.

We have therefore concluded that plastic isn’t going away anytime soon, but we do have the technology right now that we can utilize to curb the negative environmental impact plastic has if it escapes collection and ends up finding its way into the open environment.

For this reason, we have created BioBottles with Planet IQ technology.

International Standards

Are BioBottles™ And
Plastic IQ™ Technology Safe?

BioBottles™ are made from 100% food-grade compliance and meet or exceed industry standards for safety. They’re also FDA compliant, meaning that they’ve been verified as free of harmful chemicals, and all BioBottles™ have gone through testing by third-party organizations to ensure quality control throughout our entire supply chain.

Additional to the FDA and Food-grade compliance, BioBottles™ are also compliant with the following regulations:

  • Canada – CFIA Regulation.
  • European Union Regulation (as of October in 2011).
  • US – Regulations (21 CFR 175.300, 177:1520, and 178:2010) except for use during cooking.

Disclaimer

Please note that this information is not to be considered a commitment or warranty of any kind. The information provided is general information. We recommend you that you consult our technical department for specific applications for details on supplies and approvals available in your country/countries of interest. We do not assume responsibility if there are no regulatory restrictions present which would prohibit us from fulfilling such warranties under local law where it may apply. All advertising claims made by third parties fall under the solar responsibility of the buyer.

*Accelerated biodegradation based on American Standard ASTM D6954 testing
*Important California Notice – California law prohibits the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable,’ ‘degradable,’ or ‘decomposable,’ or any form of those terms, or that imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into the State of California, including such sales over the Internet.