CRATIV is excited to announce that the three products you have come to know as the OG, Slim, and Mini will soon be manufactured using a new food grade FDA approved biodegradability enhancing additive!
The additive helps naturally present enzymes in landfill environments to infiltrate the molecular structure of the material used in our cases in order to break them down quickly. An important difference compared to other solutions in industry is that CRATIV’s additive does not depend on sunlight or oxygen to degrade and thus is more dependable. CRATIV is pursuing industry recognized ASTM D5511 landfill environment testing. In about a year after participating in the ASTM D5511 testing, CRATIV will be able to report our biodegradation performance!
CRATIV Accelerator is NOT a microfood grade polypropylene causing oxo-degradable/oxo-biodegradable additive. Oxo-degradable/oxo-biodegradable (interchangeable term) additives depend on UV light to breakdown the molecular chains in food grade polypropylenes. Plastics with this additive would disintegrate on a shelf and thus in addition need to have a UV blocker additive added to them. When the UV blocker eventually wears off in sunlight, degradation begins, and continues so long as UV exposure is maintained. If one of those food grade polypropylenes is buried, the degradation process slows dramatically.
CRATIV is committed to our environment and sustainable packaging. Our team of engineers, and product developers are working hard to create sustainable packaging that is also child-resistant!
In the next 6 months, be on the lookout to learn more about CRATIV Earth!