ARE PLANT-BASED PLASTICS THE FUTURE?

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Yes, it may sound odd at first.

However, plant-based plastics may soon become a reality.

Kwik Sweep, as London’s top waste management company, has decided to review this new, interesting speculation.

Let us consider a few things first.

Plastic is a big problem for the planet. Our oceans are literally becoming clogged with this waste and we are also rapidly running out of landfill sites. Only 9 per cent of all plastic waste is recycled. Burning plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emission and global warming.

There is no need to continue. There is, however, a need to find a solution!

So, could plant-based alternatives to plastic provide the answer to this colossal issue?

Biome Bioplastics thinks so.

This company has developed a fully-compostable, recyclable cup using natural materials such as potato starch, corn starch, and cellulose – the main constituent of plant cell walls.

This bioplastic is disposable either in a paper recycling or food waste bin, and does not pollute!

Biome Bioplastics believe it is the first time that a bioplastic created for disposable cups and lids can cope with hot liquids and is fully compostable and recyclable.

In the words of the firm’s chief executive, Paul Mines: “it is not feasible to get rid of plastics completely, but instead replace some of the petroleum-based plastic for biopolymers derived from plant-based sources.”

According to MacRebur’s Toby McCartney: “[the bioplastics industry] is solving two world problems with one simple solutions – the problems we see with the waste plastic epidemic, and the poor quality of the potholed roads we drive on today.”

His firm has in fact developed a road surface material made from an asphalt mix and pellets of recycled plastics.

While we all wait for a final solution to the world’s plastic plague, you can count on Kwik Sweep for the collection and disposal of your plastic waste.

Kwik Sweep is London’s most successful waste management company.

You can count on us.

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