Does Reverte® treated polyolefin film biodegrade?
Yes! Once the molecular weight of the film has reduced sufficiently it is available for biodigestion. Assuming there is sufficient viable flora and fauna the low molecular weight species will be mineralised or ‘biodegraded’.
Does Reverte® contain heavy metals?
No! There are no heavy metals used in the Reverte® technology, this has been independently certified.
Does Reverte® leave harmful residues?
No! Reverte® has been used for many years in agricultural mulch film applications, where the soil residues have been independently evaluated and crop germination and yields have been monitored. In addition many customers have put Reverte® through the ASTM 6954 test protocol which has a specific soil toxicity component (Tier 3).
Does Reverte® treated polyolefin compost?
No! Compostability is defined under ASTM 6400 and EN 13432, these are industrial processes which require very rapid biodegradation under high heat and high moisture conditions.
Does Reverte® treated films reduce litter?
Yes! Reverte® was formulated with the reduction of litter in mind, the material commences breakdown once film is discarded into the environment and rapidly fragments into biodigestable constituents. At this point the material is no longer a littering hazard. Then if in a suitable environment the material will biodegrade to leave water, biomass and CO2.