What happens at the end of life of your bio-plastic?
When PHA is discarded, it will biodegrade. How fast it biodegrades depends on how many bacteria can get to it. In environments with large amounts of bacteria (e.g. compost rows), it can degrade in a month. In a clean and stable environment, like a store shelf, it can be kept for years.
What types of waste can you turn into bio-plastic?
Full Cycle can convert any organic waste into PHA. This includes unrecyclable food waste, agricultural residues, and green waste. Anything that can normally go into a compost row or an anaerobic digester can be converted to PHA! This does not include petroleum based plastics, because they are not organically based.
Full Cycle can also convert dirty, unrecyclable cellulosic material such a unrecyclable paper or cardboard.
How degradable is your bio-plastic?
PHA is home compostable, industrially compostable, and marine degradable, all while being shelf stable for years!
Will your bio-plastic degrade on the shelf?
No! Our PHA is shelf stable and only degrades in environments that contain bacteria.
How recyclable is your bio-plastic?
Like most bio-plastics, our PHA is not recyclable with other oil-based plastics, and should not be thrown in the traditional plastic recycling stream (blue bin). Instead, our PHA is UP-Cycleable. When our PHA is thrown into the organics/food waste/green waste stream (green bin in most places), it can be taken to a Full Cycle facility, broken down and remade into virgin PHA, just like the other organic waste.
When can I buy your bio-plastic?
Full Cycle Bioplastics is on the path to producing PHA at large enough scale to sell into the commercial markets. We are currently working with strategic partners to scale up our technology so we can all enjoy this sustainable material!
Who currently uses your bio-plastic?
As of November 2017, Full Cycle Bioplastics is on the path to producing PHA at large enough scale to sell into the commercial markets. We are currently working with strategic partners to scale up our technology so we can all enjoy this sustainable material!
How can I get a sample of your bio-plastic?
While, as of November 2017, we are producing material, we are currently using it for product development efforts with strategic partners and do not have material available for general distribution. If you are interested in becoming a development partner, please contact us.
Can I invest in Full Cycle Bioplastics?
As of November 2017, Full Cycle is currently raising capital. Please note that we can only accept investments from accredited investors, as defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. If you would like to learn more please email Full Cycle's Chief Financial Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Cycle Bioplastics is a privately held company and does not have publicly traded stock available for purchase.
How can I develop products using Full Cycle Bioplastics’ PHA?
We are always interested in working with product development partners. If you or your company have development capacity and equipment, feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
How can I help Full Cycle Bio-plastics?
Full Cycle appreciates your support! The best way to help is to spread the message and help tell the big companies that use plastics for disposable applications to use sustainable materials, like Full Cycle’s PHA!
The biggest hurdle to getting Full Cycle PHA into the market is the time and money it takes to scale this amazing technology. While Full Cycle is a for-profit company, we have received a good deal of interest in donating to help accelerate our pace to market. With that in mind, we have set up a Patreon page that can accept gifts, and they are all very much appreciated!
When is Full Cycle Bio-plastics coming to my country?
As of November 2017, Full Cycle Bio-plastics is on the path to producing PHA at large enough scale to sell into the commercial markets. We are currently working with strategic partners to scale up our technology so we can all enjoy this sustainable material! Once we have our first commercial scale facility up and running, we will be licensing our technology world wide!
Can I work for Full Cycle Bioplastics?
Full Cycle will be expanding rapidly over the next few years, and will be hiring for targeted positions. All new open positions will be posted on our website: www.fullcyclebioplastics.com, where we will be accepting applications for great candidates to join the Full Cycle team. While we appreciate general interest, we will not be accepting solicitations that are not linked to a specific job posted on the website.