Traditional, non-biodegradable thermoplastics are widely used in gardening and agricultural applications to increase crop yield and to ensure food security. Single-use applications are including flower pots, plant pots, root trainers, etc. Hydroponics is a fast-rising sector in the agricultural industry with most of the hydroponic reservoirs currently being built of single-use plastic pots; thousands and thousands of additional non-biodegradable thermoplastic containers are polluting the environment every day, from an industry that wants to be eco-friendly, clean and sustainable.
The substitution of non-biodegradable plastics with 100% bio-degradable polymers in these applications promises to effectively reduce the constantly rising non-degradable plastics accumulation in the environment. The use of 100% bio-degradable polymers and their products in the gardening, agricultural and hydroponics industry is still very limited; inadequate properties, difficult processability, limited raw material supply, new supply chains, lack of understanding and experience and especially high material costs of bio-polymers are still restricting the use of bio-degradable materials.
Evegreen’s agricultural and gardening products target all applications in the gardening and agricultural sector that shall bio-degrade in soil after the intended end-use. These are flower pots, plant pots, root trainers, polybags, protective foils and many more. Evegreen is able to support any of your product designs for different applications. We deliver material for your own manufacturing processes or manufacture the ready-made-products you need.
Evegreen decided to use Spectabio TR grades for these applications. Low in cost, easy to process and with a bio-degradation time of a few months in soil.