BioFlex™ is an Innovative Plastic that Reduces Environmental Impact by Throwing It Away!

BioFlex™ products are different than conventional plastic packaging which can neither be efficiently recycled, composted, or disposed of in landfills without being costly, time-consuming or environmentally damaging. Much like garbage in the landfill that omits the energy (biogas) from decomposing garbage that can be harnessed by modern landfills, BioFlex™ contributes to 19 times more energy. This is different than regular plastics that do not break down and can last for hundreds of years. No one will be confused with what to do with their post-consumer plastic packaging anymore. It looks and works just like most plastic containers, except it won’t sit in the landfill for hundreds of years.

* BioFlex™ has been shown to produce biogases 22 times faster than conventional plastic in the ideal conditions of an anaerobic digestor landfill over the course of 2.13 years, using the ASTM D5511-12 test.  When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy. Such a facility may not exist in your area.  

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*BioFlex™ has been shown to produce biogases 22 times faster than conventional plastic in the ideal conditions of an anaerobic digestor landfill over the course of 2.13 years, using the ASTM D5511-12 test.  When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy. Such a facility may not exist in your area. Such a facility may not exist in your area.
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BioFlex™ is a solution for today, that recovers energy from our post-consumer plastic waste. *

Did you know, modern landfills are converting waste to energy?

Imagine if we could recover energy from your post-consumer plastic waste with infrastructure that already exists in many areas. BioFlex™ is a solution for today that can recover energy from our post-consumer plastic waste*.

Why This Matters​

With 7.2 billion people on this planet, we use an astonishing amount of plastic. In 2014, the annual global production of plastic was 311 million tons. This has increased over 20x since 1964. Projections estimate global plastic production will continue to surge, doubling over the next 20 years. Packaging is the largest market segment in plastics and currently accounts for around 26% of the total volume of plastic used.

This is BioFlex™

Introducing a revolution in plastic design.

A Packaging Revolution

BioFlex™ is a packaging solution that is designed for disposal in landfills. When disposed of in a modern gas capture landfill, BioFlex™ can create clean energy *. BioFlex™ is an easy-to-use product that requires no change in consumer habits.

Designed for Landfill

Microbes commonly present in managed landfills use BioFlex™ packaging to create biogas, which is a potential source of renewable energy*. Approximately 20% of U.S. landfills capture biogas today, focused in larger municipal areas. To see if such a facility exists in your community, click here.

Creates Energy

Landfill gas collection diverts greenhouse gas emissions by capturing naturally occurring biogas from decomposing matter in a landfill. Biogas can then be used to create power, offsetting fossil fuel usage. Approximately 20% of U.S. landfills capture biogas today, focused in larger municipal areas. To see if such a facility exists in your community, click here

BioFlex™ flexible packaging is designed to be discarded in a landfill at the end of its life.  The material is designed to create biogas that can leverage gas collection systems to help create energy*. Many landfills are currently using biogas to create energy which powers homes, electric cars, and more.

Conventional flexible packaging is extremely resource-friendly compared to other materials; however it cannot be efficiently recycled as it is often composed of multiple layers of different types of plastic. BioFlex™ is a solution that allows brand owners and consumers to benefit from multi-layer flexible packaging with super properties while also addressing responsible packaging end-of-life considerations.

Microbes commonly present in managed landfills use BioFlex™ flexible packaging to produce biogas which can be captured and used to power anything from your home to an electric vehicle*.

Many modern landfills are designed to capture landfill gasses. Conventional packaging (which can take hundreds of years to break down) will not contribute to biogas production. BioFlex™ increases Biogas production in modern landfill environments*.

Landfill gas collection is a sustainable technology in which methane gas (commonly referred to as biogas) produced from decomposing matter in landfills is used to create energy.  This harnessed energy can be used in many ways, from heating your home to powering your electric vehicle, offsetting fossil fuel usage.
So, what makes BioFlex™ different than conventional plastic packaging? Conventional plastics can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill, so they do not contribute to biogas production. While we can’t say exactly how fast, because each landfill environment is different, BioFlex™ flexible packaging is designed to increase Biogas production, contributing to energy production from landfill gas*

*BioFlex™ has been shown to increase Biogas production up to 46.3% compared to traditional plastic packaging in the ideal conditions of an anerobic digestor landfill over the course of 695 days, using the ASTM D5511-12 test.  When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy.  Such a facility may not exist in your area.

A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO PLASTIC WASTE

Compostable, Recyclable, Landfill– what do these really mean and, more importantly, what is their true impact on our environment?

BioFlex™ is a viable end of life solution for plastic waste
*BioFlex™ has been shown to produce biogases 22 times faster than conventional plastic in the ideal conditions of an anaerobic digestor landfill over the course of 2.13 years, using the ASTM D5511-12 test.  When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy. Such a facility may not exist in your area. Such a facility may not exist in your area.

How Your BioFlex™ Waste Can Contribute to Landfill Gas Energy.

You read that right. A responsible solution for the environment is to throw your BioFlex™ plastic right in the garbage. Most people are shocked to find out that most of the post-consumer plastic waste ends up in the landfill anyway – even the stuff they recycle and compost! The energy harnessed by modern landfills with gas collection systems capture the biogas to be converted to natural gas. This renewable energy can be sent back to our power grid to heat our homes and power our electric vehicles.

ENERGY PRODUCTION FACTS

In 2015, Landfill Gas (LFG) energy projects produced enough energy to power 1.3 million homes in the US*

Modern landfills can generate biogas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - unlike sun or wind that are dependant on other factors

LFG energy projects can capture 60 to 90% of the methane from decomposing garbage that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere

The number of LFG energy projects increased from 370 in 2017 to 619 in 2019 - a 67% increase in two years

Current operational LFG energy projects can produce up to 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, and 99 billion cubic feet of landfill gas to end users annually*

*BioFlex™ has been shown to produce biogases 22 times faster than conventional plastic in the ideal conditions of an anaerobic digestor landfill over the course of 2.13 years, using the ASTM D5511-12 test.  When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy. Such a facility may not exist in your area. Such a facility may not exist in your area.

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Approximately 90% of plastics will end up in a landfill
Approximately 16 billion kWh of electricity is generated in the US annually from landfill gas
As of February 2019, there were 619 operational landfill gas energy projects in the US.
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