Green Dot Introduces a Compostable Elastomeric Bioplastic Ideal for Packaging Applications

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Green Dot, a new bioscience social enterprise, has developed a compostable elastomeric bioplastic that is a superior alternative to petroleum based packaging material. Green Dot is introducing this pioneering new bioplastic to manufacturers at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago October 28-31.

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Packaging material should not last longer than the product inside.

Packaging material should not last longer than the product inside. Unfortunately, petroleum based plastic packaging will last forever. Even when recycled, traditional plastic material eventually becomes enduring waste. This material is filling our landfills, littering our landscape and polluting our oceans. Green Dot, a new bioscience social enterprise, has developed a bioplastic that is a superior alternative to the petroleum based elastomeric packaging materials. Green Dot will be attending Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago, October 28-31.

Green Dot’s pioneering packaging material is the market’s first compostable elastomeric bioplastic. It’s made from renewable plant based ingredients. It’s free from phthalates and bisphenol A. It’s strong, puncture resistant and pliable, yet after its useful life has ended it can be placed in a composting environment where it will gently biodegrade and return to nature. The bioplastic has been verified to meet U.S. (ASTM D6400) and E.U. (EN 13432) standards for industrial composting and has also been shown to biodegrade in a home composting environment as well.

Green Dot’s bioplastic is suitable for the majority of plastics processing applications. It can be used on existing machinery for injection molding, blow molding, profile extrusion, extruded sheet, films, foams and laminates. Unlike conventional elastomers, Green Dot’s bioplastic offers cradle-to-cradle environmental integrity that has never been available before with no compromise in quality.

Green Dot is working with industry leaders to meet the growing demand for packaging material that will not pollute the environment. The company serves both the plastics industry and style-conscious consumers who want to protect the Earth, not pollute it with enduring waste. The company creates compostable bio-resins and stylish sustainable products made in the U.S.A.

Green Dot aspires to improve the environment in which we live, by building a more sustainable world through renewable bio-based resins and promoting their use through invention, creation and research, so everyone can contribute to a more sustainable world.

About Green Dot: Green Dot is a privately held company headquartered in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. The company manufactures compostable bio-resins and stylish consumer goods, designed from nature to return to nature after their useful life has ended. For more information about Green Dot, please call 620.273.8919 or visit our website at

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