Timeplast goes away faster, when faster is needed.
Biodegradability or compostability can no longer be accepted as the gold standard for green labeling; Water Solubility should be. Timeplast does not require soil bacteria, oxygen or heat to disintegrate, it only needs water. The more biodiversity an ecosystem has, the more water will be present, which means that Timeplast goes away faster, when faster is needed, just like Nature intended.
Building plastics from materials found in the Biosphere
Earth is divided in several layers, we live in the Biosphere; yet fossil-based plastics come from the Lithosphere. Artificially bringing up ultra-high molecular weight materials such as Petroleum from the Lithosphere causes tremendous disruptions, biomagnification and eventually higher and higher toxicity levels in all water sources. Building plastics from materials found in the Biosphere is the right thing to do.
BUILT-IN LIMITED WATER RESISTANCE
But I’ve seen other water-soluble plastics
Water soluble materials have existed for a long time, but making one that has a high molecular weight, is cost effective and water soluble at the same time had been impossible; which is the main story behind other previous water soluble plastics not being able to substitute fossil-based applications and their inability to maintain market’s required quality while retaining water solubility. That’s why typical water soluble materials are excluded to either only film or very thin applications, or haven’t been able to become mainstream in the substitution of conventional plastics. Timeplast has a high molecular weight, which makes it able to be formed into rigid, thick and high-quality applications while maintaining its water solubility, which makes Timeplast one of a kind and truly capable of fossil-based plastic substitution.
We won’t have to wait longer than a handful of hours
Wouldn’t we love for all plastics to disappear after its desired use? Well now it’s possible, and we won’t have to wait longer than hours, not days, weeks, months, or years.