EcoPure has won another customer for its additive technology that renders plastic bottles biodegradable. SodaStream International Ltd. (Airport City, Israel) will utilize Bio-Tec Environmental LLC's EcoPure in its Bio Bottle to reduce the environmental impact of the syrup containers for its home beverage carbonation systems.
SodaStream says that EcoPure will allow its Bio Bottle to biodegrade into organic components in a landfill or compost facility in as little as five years, based on ASTM D-5511-02 testing. SodaStream flavor packaging will begin adding the technology later this year, saying that without EcoPure, the bottles could take 450 years or more to degrade.
SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems allow consumers to transform tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. EcoPure can be used in PE, PP, PET, and other resins, helping make otherwise inert materials susceptible to digestion by microorganisms when disposed of in biologically-active environments.