Science Behind Our Bottles
The Wiser Bottle™ has the same properties as standard PET plastic bottles while also being BPA free and biodegradable. Our bottles include an additive that acts as a catalyst for the degradation process. They are 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable. This does not mean they can be discarded anywhere and should still be recycled when possible. Our Wiser Bottle™ biodegrades 55 times faster than standard single-use plastic water bottles in landfill conditions.
Our biodegradable plastic bottles are made by combining an additive and standard plastic resins during the manufacturing process.
If our bottles were to end up in a landfill and gets buried along with other trash,
the organic material inside the additive attracts tiny microbes to our plastic
Microbes love plastics enhanced with the additive and secrete special enzymes which turn the plastic into their favorite food, carbon. The microbes use carbon as their main source of energy.
The microbes completely digest plastics enhanced with the additive leaving behind only natural soil and gases
Landfills are able to use the gas derived from the decomposition of our product to create sustainable and non-polluting biogas. It was recorded in 2005 that electricity created using biogas accounted for 10.8% of the United States’ renewable energy output. In 2009, it was found by the EPA that roughly 30% of the nation’s landfills are currently producing energy in this fashion.
Through stringent testing it has been shown that our bottles do not leach any chemicals. Our additive we use to increase biodegradation was certified by the FDA as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) meaning its experts deemed it to be safe for food contact and for the environment.
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