Environmentally aware consumers are demanding an earth-friendly approach motivated by knowledge that plastic litter is leaching known carcinogens and hormone disruptors into the earth's soil and water. Government legislation isn't far behind, with municipalities across North America demanding that retail stores and corporations pick up more of the tab for recycling mountains of plastic and other waste.
“We fully understand the strain on the earth due to petroleum-based plastics,” says BI-AX CEO David Inglis. “So we devoted ourselves to becoming part of the solution with an R&D program resulting in a completely compostable, biodegradable film called Evlon. Evlon is available in a wide range of thicknesses that can be used in all manner of consumer packaging.”
Evlon is certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) as a packaging material that can disintegrate and biodegrade quickly and safely when composted in a professionally managed facility. When composted all that remains is water and carbon dioxide.
One of those products is the Nviroware bio-plastic line of tableware products which include forks and knives that is packaged in a rigid, printed Evlon container.