lunes, 16 de enero de 2017

Avani Eco Bags, bolsas de 'plástico vegetal' biodegradable que se disuelven en agua caliente

Las Avani Eco Bags aspiran a ser la solución a las bolsas de plástico, aunque su aspecto es similar al de una bolsa convencional en realidad están fabricadas con fibras vegetales de yuca y resina natural. Son biodegradables y reciclables, y como no son tóxicas sirven como abono una vez que ya no son necesarias.

La forma rápida de deshacerse de ellas es poniéndolas en agua caliente, a unos 80°, aunque las bolsas desaparecen de forma natural principalmente devoradas por microorganismos, sin dejar residuos o convertidas en CO2 y agua en cuestión de meses.

Según el fabricante, estas bolsas biodegradables tienen el mismo volumen y resisten "casi" tanto peso como las bolsas convencionales fabricadas con plástico basado en petróleo.

In English: Avani is social enterprise based in Bali, Indonesia, the epicenter of the battle against plastic waste. Assumed by most as a tropical island paradise with pristine white sand beaches, the truth is that Bali's beaches are now often saturated with garbage and debris, and the majority of this trash is plastic. We aim to help rehabilitate the island by offering sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives to hazardous products that locals and tourists use every day.

Avani Eco Bags are the perfect solution to the single use plastic bag problem. They look, feel and perform like plastic but are made from cassava root and all natural resins, making them 100% compostable unlike other biodegradable alternatives.

Our bags are food safe and harmless to animal consumption. They biodegrade within 90 days adding biomass to your compost. Our eco bags can be recycled with paper and have various applications; bio-based shopping bags, poly-bags, garbage bags, and general packaging.

AVANI BIOPLASTIC

DESCRIPTION:

Starch bio-based polymer.

APPLICATION:

Bio-based shopping bags, poly-bags, garbage bags, and general packaging.

BIO DEGRADATION TIME:

3 – 6 Months depending on soil conditions.

CHARACTERISTICS:

1.- Made from natural starches.

2.- Naturally converted into carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass within months.

3.- Dissolves in hot water and softens in cold water.

4.- Ideal to be used as electronic components wrapping, where static electricity must be avoided.

5.- Harmless when consumed by animals.

6.- Safe for plant growth.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Environmental toxicity: Eco toxicity based on EN 13432 (2000), ASTM D 6400-04, and ISO 17088 (2008) are fulfilled for barley plants. 10% concentration after composting Avani bio-based raw material, no residue was left such as: metabolites, under-graded components, and inorganic components that impair germination and growth of barley plants.

Environmental effect in soil and water: when placed into soil and water this material biodegrades by way of microorganisms without any toxic residue.

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION

This material will breakdown into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue.

Source: avanionline.myshopify.com