The negative impact on health and the environment that conventional plastics generated posed a problem that Innovative Bottles looked to overcome by creating a sustainable solution that eliminated those detrimental factors and empower our Eco System.
The result was a bio-resin based material that:
- Uses 42% Less energy in production than plastic
- Creates 32% Less Greenhouse Gases than plastic
- Results in a Sustainable End of Product Life Cycle (Zero Waste)
- Utilizes all the benefits of Polyactic Acid
The problem of plastic is widespread spanning across several industries and eco systems. It was clear that Innovative Bottle’s patented material had multi-purpose applications to address many of the problems associated with the use and creation of plastic, but it became clear that the prolific waste specifically generated from the Medical Industry was significant. Hospitals in the U.S. alone produce more than 5.9 million tons of waste annually with more than half attributed to plastic products. Although Innovative Bottles’ vision is to tackle the plastic problem across multiple fields, the first step is to solve the waste issues in the medical field specifically by the creation of single use medical devices and vials.
It was vital that the raw materials we used to produce our products met three essential criteria. Foremost was that we did not want to add to the current environmental strain that plastics placed on eco systems. Secondly, our source must be renewable which would create a closed loop in the life cycle of our products. Finally, our material must meet the high performance of industry demands in safety and durability. By using bio-resins we could confidently move forward with building blocks that exceeded those three fundamental requirements.
Our raw materials are made up of long molecular chains of the polymer polylactide. It is derived from naturally-occurring plant sugar and DOES NOT utilized petrol to produce. By eliminating the need for fossil fuel consumption, our products have a minimal carbon footprint without the restrictions of being dependent on a declining oil resource. Bio-resins also enjoy the additional benefits of significantly using less energy in production as opposed to plastics while at the same time reducing greenhouse gases
Furthermore, the end life of bio-resins carry with them greater options than polypropylene without negatively impact the environment.
Eco Profiles determine the environmental impact of a product throughout its production phase. This is quantified by analyzing all of the inputs and outputs from the manufacturing process from field to the factory exit gate.
Two key indicators in a product’s environmental footprint are greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and non-renewable energy use. Measuring these two impacts and comparing the data against conventional polymers gives us a clear indicator of a product’s impact to the environment:
Comparing Greenhouse Imissions:
Comparing Non-Renewable Energy Use:
The Certification for our Products and Technology meet:
- US PHARMACOPPEIA and FDA well closed container USP 671
- ASTM 6400 – BPI
- Consumer Product Safety Act 15U.S.C.s 2063(g)
- Poison Prevention Act
- Consumer Products Safety Commission for Child Resistant packaging
Our Products are also compliant with:
- Municipal & Industrial Composting
- Biobased Content ASTM 6866-5
- Chemical Control Law Compliance
- Food Packaging Materials and Food Contact Notification 178
- European Commission 1935/2004 EEC and Commission Directive 2007/72/EC