BPC offers a unique analysis platform for biodegradability evaluation of plastics
Plastic pollution is a well-known worldwide problem, and the topic has been receiving increasing attention in recent years. Biodegradable plastics can be broken down by microbes, chewed up and turned into biomass, water and carbon dioxide under aerobic conditions or carbon dioxide and methane in the absence of oxygen. This set of materials can become the alternative to conventional plastics, which remain stable for hundreds of years and are a well-known source of plastic pollution.
As biodegradable plastics are presented as an environmentally friendly alternative, BPC sees excellent business opportunities within the biodegradability evaluation of plastics. BPC’s flagship product – Gas Endeavour® is a unique analysis platform with several system configurations for biodegradability evaluation under aerobic and anaerobic conditions for both controlled waste treatment facilities and open environments.