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Best of Earth911 Podcast: Andrea Ferris on Making Polyester Biodegradable with CICLO

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Andrea Ferris on Making Polyester Biodegradable with CICLO

The average American home produces 533 million microfibers annually, according to a 2019 study by Ocean Wise. CiCLO, a new polyester and nylon additive, promises to make those microfibers biodegrade in landfills or water, potentially eliminating these microplastic pollutants. Meet Andrea Ferris, CEO and cofounder at Intrinsic Advanced Materials, maker of CiCLO, a nutrient that attracts microorganisms to the weakest points […]

Earth911 Podcast: Andrea Ferris on Making Polyester Biodegradable with CICLO

Earth911 Podcast: Andrea Ferris on Making Polyester Biodegradable with CICLO

The average American home produces 533 million microfibers annually, according to a 2019 study by Ocean Wise. CiCLO, a new polyester and nylon additive, promises to make those microfibers biodegrade in landfills or water, potentially eliminating these microplastic pollutants. Meet Andrea Ferris, CEO and cofounder at Intrinsic Advanced Materials, maker of CiCLO, a nutrient that attracts microorganisms to the weakest points […]

The Rise of Biodegradable Plastics & New Recycling Technology

The Rise of Biodegradable Plastics & New Recycling Technology

Biodegradable plastics have emerged as a potential solution to the severe environmental problem caused by the production and disposal of traditional plastic. These plastics can be made from natural sources like plant-based materials and micro-organisms such as bacteria that can be used in a variety of industries such as packaging, construction, and healthcare. While plastic pollution remains a significant issue, […]

Finding Better Biodegradable Bags

Finding Better Biodegradable Bags

Once upon a time, plastic was heralded as a miracle material. Cheap, lightweight, infinitely customizable yet virtually indestructible, plastic quickly replaced natural materials in myriad products – especially bags. Today, plastic bags are ubiquitous for shopping and groceries, and even inside other types of packaging. Plastic bags are found on roadsides, in waterways, and deep in the ocean, where they […]

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