Federal Package offers its Eco Smart containers for the personal care industry that are said to be FDA compliant and made in the United States.
The proprietary technology is said to enable plastic components to break down in biologically active environments in less than eight years.
Steve Dakolios, president of Federal Package, said: "Eco Smart differs from other degradable plastics, in that it does not contain starch, heavy metals, or other fillers that can produce microplastics which have been known to contaminate soil and water. The resulting biomass remaining after complete biodegradation is no longer a polymer. The scientific term for this residual is commonly referred to as biomass, humus, or compost.”