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Every day there are 3 billion plastic bags used in China. This causes crucial environmental impacts in China. Therefore the Chinese government is going to completely ban some types of plastic bags and campaign for their people to use reusable bags instead.
 
 
 
     
   
 
faq
 
On this page you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about biodegradable materials and packaging. We’ve tried to answer them as clearly and succinctly as possibly.
 
 
What are your biodegradable products made from?
  Answer: We here at ECO GO only sell biodegradable products that go through       heaving testing from our lab technicians, 1 range of our products is made from cassava starch the other range that we sell is made from cornstarch both of these products are biodegradable. Eco Go offers two ranges of biodegradable products. First range is cassava starch product which composed of mainly cassava starch and plants fibers. Second range is corn starch product which composed of mainly corn starch and blending and polymerizing with aliphatic materials (such as PLA, PHBV, and PCL).
 
Can theses be used in the microwave?
  Answer: our product range can be used in the microwave for up to 3 to 4 minutes for both the cassava and cornstarch range. Eco Go is microwave safe. It will retain liquids longer as well as the ability to store food that requires deep-freezing and heating directly into a microwave
 
Can Eco Go packaging be frozen with food or liquids in them and if they can       how long can they be frozen for?
  Answer: Eco Go packaging can be frozen with food in it for up to 3 months.
 
Can Eco Go packaging be frozen with food or liquids in them and if they can       how long can they be frozen for?
  Answer: our product range can be used in the microwave for up to 3 to 4 minutes for both the cassava and cornstarch range. Eco Go is microwave safe. It will retain liquids longer as well as the ability to store food that requires deep-freezing and heating directly into a microwave
 
What is biodegradable packaging?
  Answer: Biodegradable packaging is made of organic materials which are broken down naturally by living organisms. It has the ability to break down, safely and relatively quickly with in a period of months, by biodegradable means, into the raw materials from which Eco Go products are made from so back to nature with out any damage to the environment.
 
How long does it take for standard plastics to fully disintegrate?
  Answer: Decades up to 450 years, Even for ‘environmentally friendly’ PE it takes 50 years.

Plastic coated paper milk cartons      5   years
Plastic bags                                     20   years
Plastic cups                                   250   years
Plastic 6-pack holder rings            450   years
Glass bottles                          1 million   years
Plastic bottles                          forever

 
How long does Eco Go biodegradable packaging take to fully break down?
  Answer: The cassava starch packaging takes around 7 days in water to fully break down and up to 60 days in landfill. The cornstarch packaging takes up to 72 days to break down in landfill.
 
Are cassava starch products totally free of chemical
  Answer: Our cassava starch products are totally chemical free and non- toxic they are made only with all natural products
 
Is there a shelf life for Eco Go products
  Answer: Cassava Starch packaging has 2 years shelf life and Corn starch packaging has 5 years shelf life.
 
Are Eco Go products water and grease resistant
  Answer: All Eco Go products are coated with natural polymer which can resist water and grease.
 
Can you make a specific product for a client?
  Answer: Yes we can. We even can do particular orders at the request of our customers.
 

References
http://www.uppergwynedd.org/RecyclingInfo.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodegradation
http://www.worldwise.com/biodegradable.html

 
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