Most of the bottles used in packaging water are highly non-degradable. They devour the environment with ease as they are not easy to recycle. However, all is about to change with the introduction of a 100 percent degradable bottle.
The first sample of this bottle will be used by the Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water company. The firm was founded in the year 2012 to ship the naturally alkaline water from the Pacific to the United States. Since then, the company has grown in resources, capital, and strength.
How Effective is this Bottle?
The bottle uses a compound known as TimePlast–the only patented product additive for nano-degradation of plastic. The additive reduces the lifespan of an ordinary plastic to around 15 years from 1500 years.
The Plastic is Both Weak and Strong
In the publication, the CEO outlines why the plastic was not invented in the past years. He feels that during this time, people were more interested in creating a better and stronger plastic, not weaker ones.
The Cost is Negligible
The cost of using TimePlast additive is highly negligible according to how it is used in the manufacturing process. The compound is added at the beginning of the manufacturing process. It is also important to remember that a single pound of the additive is enough to impact change on a thousand pounds of the same plastic.
The Bottle Matches the Qualities of Regular Plastic
Creation of this modified plastic took five years and 1200 experiments. The main challenges that Waiakea Company faced were getting the right amount of iterations that would fine-tune the oxidation and solvation process. All this has to be done without losing the commercial quality of the plastic. In short, the firm wanted to disintegrate over 98 percent of the material while retaining its integrity.