Marine biodegradation test for Mater-Bi biodegradable and compostable plastics

Biodegradation tests overseen by the Italian Institute of Plastics (IIP) show that the fourth generation biodegradable plastic Mater-Bi has achieved biodegradation of over 80% in around 220 days.
The laboratory tests simulate the environmental conditions of the sea bed and the seashore, habitats where a lot of plastic waste ends up. These data confirm that compostable products also tend to biodegrade under natural conditions, such as the marine environment, over a relatively short time.
This is the first step on a path that will lead to the definition of a process of certification by the Italian Institute of Plastics.

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