In accordance with recent European Union policies to eliminate plastic from the daily consumption cycle, the Kraftrader team, with technical and scientific support, has begun planning for this critical matter.
As we all know, the use of disposable plastic containers has increased dramatically in recent years, with all restaurants, as well as homes and businesses, utilising these products for ease of cleaning and cost savings. In this regard, preliminary research indicates that completely eliminating the use of disposable containers is neither logical nor economically feasible. Because, on the one hand, removing plastic from the life cycle benefits nature, and on the other, the use of washable containers has an impact on the increase in energy consumption. As a result, the risks of reducing resources and washing processes, as well as sewage disposal issues, will exacerbate the problem.
As a result, removing plastic from the natural cycle is essential because decomposing plastic takes between 300 and 700 years (depending on the soil and coverage of the area). Meanwhile, it appears that the use of chemicals that can reduce the plastic degradability factor is required. If these materials are used in the container production cycle, the period of plastic degradability is extended to between 3 and 6 years.
However, the use of products based on vegetable starch (corn, sugarcane, potato, etc.) appears to be more appropriate and reliable than degradable products.
Kraftrader’s bio-based products are based on corn vegetable starch and have passed all stages of FKM testing and have entered the public use cycle for household and food use.