Is This The Solution To Plastic Waste Pollution?
Full Cycle Bioplastics has developed a proprietary technology that converts organic wastes, such as inedible food waste, agricultural by-products and dirty paper/cardboard, into a compostable bioplastic called polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) that degrades harmlessly in the soil and the ocean.
This technology addresses growing volumes of organic and plastic waste that clog landfills, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and create pollution threats to both terrestrial and marine environments. Full Cycle’s PHA keeps organics out of the landfill and provides a bio-benign alternative to traditional plastic materials. Service/Product: Full Cycle licenses its technology to large waste producers and handlers, such as landfills, compost sites, MRF’s, food or beverage processors, and paper mills. These licensees can then convert discarded material and by-products into bioplastic resin. The output, PHA, is a naturally occurring polymer made intracellularly by bacteria, yet is an adaptable, high-performing replacement for fossil-fuel derived alternatives like polyethylene or polypropylene. At end-of-life, PHA products can re-enter the FCB system as feedstock to be up-cycled again and again into virgin PHA—a repeatable, regenerative solution.