The PGBC oxo-biodegradable PET plastic bottle can be thrown into a municipal recycling “blue box” because it is compatible with all current recycling streams for PET plastic bottles.
Oxo-biodegradability is therefore an insurance policy against buying a PET plastic bottle and finding that your discarded bottle is one of the 3 out of 4 PET plastic bottles that goes to landfill or is littered. At least your bottle will not last forever to pollute the environment for future generations.
Nick Havercroft, Chairman of Planet Green stated:
"Retailers and consumers are becoming more educated and sophisticated about plastic. There are approximately 200 billion PET plastic bottles used per year globally. If 75% do not get into the recycling stream, that means 150 billion PET plastic bottles annually are discarded somewhere in our eco-system. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that an ingredient was added to the resin at time of manufacture that makes that bottle disappear in 5 to 15 years rather than never? Our proprietary ‘Oxo-Bio Reverte™’ logo on a bottler’s label will attract the most caring consumer that is likely a pro-recycling enthusiast. We are recycling enthusiasts but we have designed an insurance policy on the 150 billion PET plastic bottles annually not yet being recycled. We currently have grocery chains and brand beverage bottlers stepping up to the plate to be early adopters in order to get a first mover advantage. We believe a consumer movement to buy our oxo-biodegradable plastic bottles will follow shortly thereafter".
"Unfortunately, the un-informed have equated biodegradability with corn and/or vegetable-based “plastic” bottles. These PLA-based bottles and additives are not friendly to PET plastic recycling streams therefore oxo-biodegradability gets tarred with the brush of contamination of recycled PET plastic bottles. PLA-based bottles must be collected separately for inclusion in a program of commercial composting. Planet Green’s additive is designed to be compatible with PET plastic, making it totally recycling and “blue box” friendly. Our “Oxo-Bio Reverte™” conscious consumers will lead the way to higher recycling rates!”