How are Eco for Life plant bottles made?
Marco Polo Intercontinental Ltd currently produces the bottles in custom-made mold size of 500ml from polylactic Acid (PLA), which is a biodegradable, compostable and renewable plant source, making it environmentally a friendly choice of plastic. Under the right circumstances, Eco for Life bottles break into its natural elements, which can be used as a valuable soil supplement. This is in contrast to the centuries it takes, for traditional plastics to decompose.
And so to say, the land mass required for feedstock production is less and the PLA bottles require only 1/20 of 1% (0.05%) of the annual global corn crop for all applications worldwide, so there is little to no imposed impacts on food prices or supply. The process does not require corn specifically; only a sugar source is needed. This could also include sugar beets, sugar cane, wheat and more. It is worth highlighting that, not only the bottles, but also the bottle caps are biodegradable and compostable, and the bottle labels are printed with high grade ink from the plants.