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Plastic packaging that really disappears in landfill and the oceans?

08 February 2018
Robert Pocius and Ian Welsh
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A Canadian entrepreneur thinks he has an answer that would enable plastic that’s thrown-away or in landfill to safely biodegrade

Robert Pocius from Tek Pak Solutions talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how his company is developing alternative plastic materials, initially for the food sector, that completely biodegrade in the environment.

Contrasting with the previous generation of oxo-bio plastics that broke down into dangerous micro-plastics, Pocius says that Tek Pak’s innovative additive enables microbes to degrade the plastic material completely into CO2, methane and inert material. He explains the on-going testing procedures for his products, and why he believes they can offer a solution that complements reuse and recycling schemes.  

 

Tek Pak Solutions was a sponsor of Innovation Forum's ocean plastic pollution conference in October 2017.

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