About Biodegradable Future

According to GreenPeace, less than 10% of the plastic we produce has been recycled, because recycling is expensive. What happens to the other 90%? It pollutes our landfills, oceans and groundwater for hundreds, even thousands of years.

What is the solution?

Biodegradable Future is a lead supplier of plastic additives that are changing the way we work with plastic. We have developed an additive will not compromise the physical characteristics of your plastic goods, will not negatively impact the recycling process or combustibility and, if it ends up in a landfill, ocean or soil, it will naturally biodegrade.

Concerned about unplanned or premature biodegradation?

Plastic treated with our additive has the life span equivalent to untreated plastic in environments such as retail stores, warehouses, offices etc. These environments do not provide the conditions necessary for the biodegration process to take place. In fact, active biodegration environments require bacterial and fungal colonies found in landfills. Those conditions are ideal for the microbes to colonise on the plastic product and begin digesting the smaller polymer compounds.

Learn more about the full biodegration process here.

* The biodegradation rate depends on the biologically-active landfills and according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.


79% of all plastic ends up in landfills, our product is designed to ensure that it stops becoming a problem.

Our Biodegradable Future additive is an excellent option for businesses and manufacturers, because:

The Plastic Maintains Its Strength: The additive is designed so that the biodegradation process will only start once the plastic comes into contact with the microbes. This means that additive-treated plastics remain just as strong as other plastics while in use – no nasty surprises!

Can Be Used On Most, If Not All, Plastic Products: From single use shopping bags to custom engineered durable parts, our additives will work on all plastic products. Biodegradable Future can also offer a full consultation on your needs to determine and confirm whether you can apply this product in your business.

More Affordable Than Other Plastic Alternatives: One of the reasons companies hesitate to move away from plastic in packaging and manufacturing is the high cost. Our affordable additives beat the price tag of most plastic alternatives, keeping your costs down and customers happy.

Tried and Tested By The Authorities: Our additives have been tested using the ASTM D5511 method and proven to biodegrade plastic much faster than natural methods.

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* Biodegradation rates of Bio Future's additives -treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.