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Did you know anything about d2w?

Did you know anything about d2w?

2020-09-09


One of the ways we strive to be eco-friendly and care for our environment is by using d2w plastic in the our bamboo diaper packaging.

<Help us be a part of the solution, not part of the pollution>



 Plastic is fantastic! 


Plastic is strong, flexible, durable, versatile, lightweight, safe and inexpensive. 


However, ordinary plastic bags and packaging can take up to 400 years to degrade! When plastic bags are improperly discarded, they remain scattered in our bushes, our trees, on our roads, in our rivers and seas, killing live stock and causing great damage to the environment.






 ECO BOOM Baby Bamboo Diaper Pack In Polybag 


We found a way to reduce the generation of plastic waste from the source, which is to use our ECO BOOM biodegradable bamboo diapers.

 

Firstly, our ECO BOOM bamboo diaper is more eco-friendly for our planet, it can reduce 30% plastic waste comparing to normal diapers by using 100% biodegradable bamboo fiber topsheet and backsheet.  

 

Besides the bamboo diaper, our outer packing is also fully degradable by using d2w™ poly bag which can be decomposed in 18 months while normal diaper brands are using PE plastic.

 





 Then the problem is coming!  What is d2w™? 


d2w™ is a trademark of Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc which was established in 1995 and is now a world leader in the development of degradable plastics.

 

d2w™ technology turns ordinary plastic at the end of its useful life, in the presence of oxygen, into a material with a different molecular structure. At the end of the process, it is no longer a plastic, and has changed into a material which is degradable in the open environment. In the same way as nature's wastes and much, much faster than ordinary plastic.


Ordinary plastic can be re-used and recycled, however if it gets into the environment it can last for many decades. Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC has found the solution to this problem by developing d2w™ additive, which is added during the production process.


d2w™ degradable plastic has a pre-programmed life . At the end of this useful service life, the process of degradation starts and the plastic will be eventually broken down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass. The plastic will degrade and then biodegrade in the dark or sunlight, heat or cold, land or sea, leaving NO fragments , NO methane and NO harmful residues thus avoiding pollution and damage to the environment and wildlife. There is little or no extra cost and during its service-life strength and other characteristics are the same as ordinary plastic.

 

d2w™ is a low-cost insurance against the accumulation of plastic waste in the environment.






 How does it work? 


The degradation process is initiated at the time the polyethylene or polypropylene is extruded by the inclusion of a small amount of d2w™ additive, which works to break down the carbon-carbon bonds in the plastic leading to a lowering of the molecular weight and eventually to a loss of strength and other properties. Stabilisers work to ensure that a sufficiently long useful life is provided for each specific application. For example, a refuse sack might require a useful life of say 18 months before beginning to lose its strength whereas a bread bag might only require a few weeks.

 

Significantly, the d2w™ range does not need a biologically active environment to start degrading - this will happen even if the plastic is left in the open air or in the sea! This is very important if we are to address the serious litter problems caused by waste plastic. For this reason in particular, ‘oxo-bio’ plastic is preferable to ‘hydro-degradable’ e.g. starch-based plastic, which requires an active bio-environment before degradation will work.


 Comprehensively Tested and Proven Technology 

d2w™ plastic additives have been extensively tested by independent laboratories that have been accredited as per ISO guidelines. These laboratories include  Smithers/RAPRA Technology, Pyxis, OWS (Organic Waste Systems).


 Environmentally safe 

d2w™ degradable additives have been successfully tested by OWS for soil safety and eco-toxicity.

 


 Reduce , Reuse , Recycle 


d2w™ degradable products are wholly consistent with these important environmental principles i.e, REDUCE , REUSE and RECYCLE . Also, the nature of the additive allows the very best available plastic technologies to be used to achieve minimization of raw-material usage. During its service-life the product can be used and reused and will maintain its strength . d2w™ re-usable bags are commonly used nowadays.


Recycled plastics are OK, but they are not degradable and will still lie around in the environment for decades. However, ordinary plastic and recycled plastic can now be made degradable using d2w™ additive. Conversely, d2w™ products can also be recycled effectively.

 


 d2w™ Features 


 Used with virgin & recycled polymers 

Inclusion Rate – Usually 1%

Adjustable product life

The useful life of d2w™ degradable products is ‘programmed ’ at the time of manufacture according to the customer’s requirements. A number of factors can accelerate degradation such as sunlight, heat and stress (stretching and tearing) and it will be slowed by chilling or freezing. Appropriate, but not special, storage conditions and stock-rotation are all that is needed.


 Little or no additional cost 

There is little or no additional cost This is because d2w™ degradable products can be made with the same machinery and workforce as normal plastic. There is no need to change suppliers also. The environmental and marketing benefits more than cover any small on-cost there may be.


 No Compromise 

d2w™ degradable plastics are are indistinguishable from the normal plastics during the useful life of the product. There is therefore no compromise on product features or performance.

 

 Waste management systems 

In the landfill d2w™ degradable plastic will continue to degrade while oxygen is present. They will not emit methane even in the absence of oxygen. This is important because methane is a greenhouse gas 23 times more harmful than CO2.



 Conclusion 


A little change for bamboo diapers, a big change for the world.

One of the ways we strive to be eco-friendly and care for our environment is by using d2w plastic in the our bamboo diaper packaging.

Help us be a part of the solution, not part of the pollution. Choose ECO BOOM for a greener planet(o^^o)

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