If the amount of
petroleum based plastic being used is not yet a concern, take a look at this
shocking video how petroleum based plastic is affecting our planet and showing
up on every beach everywhere on the planet.
is plastic which is "capable of undergoing biological decomposition in
a compost site as part of an available program, such that the plastic is not
visually distinguishable and breaks down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic
compounds, and biomass, at a rate consistent with known compostable materials
(e.g. cellulose). and leaves no toxic residue." American Society for Testing & Materials
In order for a plastic to be called compostable, three criteria
need to be met:
Biodegrade - break down into carbon
dioxide, water, biomass at the same rate as cellulose (paper).
Disintegrate - the material is
indistinguishable in the compost, that it is not visible and needs to be
Eco-toxicity - the biodegradation does
not produce any toxic material and the compost can support plant growth.
Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring
microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time.
Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue",
and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.
Degradable Plastic is plastic which will undergo a significant change in
its chemical structure under specific environmental conditions resulting in a
loss of some properties. Please note that there is no requirement that
the plastic has to be degrade from the action of "naturally occurring
microorganism" or any of the other criteria required for compostable plastics.
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pulses of alternating frequencies between 1,000 to 12,000Hz transform calcium
carbonate (CaCO3) and magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) into insoluble microcrystals
(colloid), preventing buildup in plumbing systems. Because CaCO3 and MgCO3 are
normally ionic, the electromagnetic pulses agitate these compounds, breaking their bond with water molecules. This allows the water to dissolve the built up scale (descale). As these salts have become crystalline
and insoluble, they no longer possess the electric charge that would otherwise