EcoLogic's biodegradation-enhancing Eco-One additives will be distributed throughout Mexico under the terms of a new distribution agreement signed with GEA Biodegradables. EcoLogic says the organic additives, which are compatible with PE, PP, PET, PS, polyamide, ABS, PVC, and PC, have been shown under ASTM D5511 tests to promote 5-15% biodegradation within 30 days in biologically active landfills.
GEA Biodegradables was formed to focus solely on bio additives for plastics, with its privately held parent company having experience in distribution, compounding, and plastic bag manufacturing. Mexico City, the country's largest metropolitan area, and one of the largest in the western hemisphere with a population of around 19 million, passed a ban on the use of plastic bags that are not biodegradable. By one estimate, more than 20 million plastic bags are used per day in Mexico City....