Symphony India serves green with fully-biodegradable plastics

The d2w biodegradable technology by the UK-based company creates a revolutionary phase for the plastics industry with its environment-friendly additives that fabricates biodegradable plastics.

03 Apr 2023 | By WhatPackaging? Team

The d2w technology now fundamentally changes everything in how plastics are viewed, produced and used in the future

The UK-headquartered Symphony invented a groundbreaking and scientifically proven d2w additive technology that makes plastics 100% biodegradable.

Offering a futuristic and globally trusted solution to one of the world’s most severe environmental problems of non-biodegradable plastic waste, Symphony’s d2w additive can be used in plastics manufacturing to convert end-of-life plastics to nothing more than a soil component that is naturally bio-assimilated by bacteria and fungi.

The company said this innovation is a paradigm shift, making plastics behave green like any other biodegradable substance on the planet. The d2w technology has been studied for over 25 years and has passed heavy metal analysis and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) eco-toxicity tests.

The d2w technology by visionary scientists of Symphony is a game changer for the future of plastic use globally. This remarkable invention is a sought-after solution to the global plastic waste problem. Instead of being recycled, if the end-of-life plastics reach landfills or oceans, they are intrinsically converted to CO2, water and biomass through natural microbial action in a span of 17 to 22 months.

With the invention of d2w technology, the company empowers governments, producers and brand owners to rethink the future of plastics by entering a new era of how plastics will be used and manufactured globally.

As per the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, about 85% of plastics turn into unregulated waste reaching oceans and landfills, and only 10% of plastics produced globally have ever been recycled. While the reduce, reuse, recycle (RRR) is quite often claimed to be one of the most effective techniques to solve the problem, it is not a solution.

Also, compared to paper bags or products made from paper, there is 70% more environmental pollution than plastic alternatives. Many regulators worldwide could only see a way by banning single-use plastics, though it undermines the applications of plastics, which was then considered in environmental interest. The d2w technology now fundamentally changes everything in how plastics are viewed, produced and used in the future.

Symphony plastics see things differently. The vision goes beyond the status quo and provides a solution without wasting resources on constructing recycling stations, and industrial composting sites, banning certain plastics, or even causing deforestation by encouraging paper use.

Sunil Panwar, CEO, Symphony India said, “We wanted to find a solution for the plastic packaging materials which doesn’t require banning of plastics and doesn't put our valuable resources under stress. When plastics are a major environmental concern, we strived to find an innovative and economical solution that works for the businesses, consumers and the environment in the most economic, safe and sustainable way. Our approach involves redesigning the consumer plastic packaging materials, where after the end of usage life packaging material will biodegrade itself both on land and in water without adversely impacting the environment.” 

The d2w technology is one of the world's most advanced processes, which passes the American, British, UAE, French and Saudi standards for testing biodegradable plastics. Several global laboratories in the world including those in America, the United Kingdom and Spain, conclude that the d2w additive changes the molecular structure in the biodegradation process than simply fragmenting the material, which is then naturally bio-assimilated by microbes in the soil, thereby leaving no heavy metals or eco-toxicity behind post the biodegradation process.

The d2w is currently the most forward-looking and absolute way to find an environmentally responsible solution for plastic products, films, or moulded packaging needs.  

The d2w technology is thoroughly researched, tested, and adopted globally, and is now being offered to plastic manufacturers in India. It can be used in both food and non-food applications. It does not change the mechanical and opaque properties of the packaging material during its usage life. It is suitable for multiple applications in LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, BOPP, PP Films, PP Raffia, injection-moulded, blow-moulded, and thermoformed (PP) products. Products like carrier bags, bin-liners, aprons, gloves, plastic films, wrappers, bubble wraps, shrink films, mulch films, woven sacks, thin-walled containers, caps and closures, all kinds of PE and PP-based flexible and rigid packaging is possible with a d2w additives. Symphony offers free technical support for all the d2w and d2p range of products to the manufacturers and customers. Symphony's endeavours to transfer valuable carbon material back to the ecosystem via natural ecological processes such as vegetation and micro-organisms. 

With commercially available technology, Symphony has a network of distributors covering most of India. Distributors have stocks available to deliver to the manufacturers of plastic packaging materials in a short period of time.

Prime stages of biodegradation through d2w:

  • Plastics are made sustainable by ensuring 100% biodegradation of the packaging material after the usage life ends
  • This is done by adding 1% d2w (weight-wise) in the form of a masterbatch at the time of manufacturing
  • The product behaves like conventional plastic during its intended service life
  • The product has 100% recyclable property after adding d2w
  • After its service life, the bag or packaging may get recycled or end up in an open environment
  • The d2w then takes effect, and the product begins to biodegrade in the presence of oxygen, sunlight (UV) & ambient heat
  • The product will biodegrade in a continuous and irreversible process, leaving nothing but carbon dioxide, water, and biomass behind
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Which is the sustainable packaging product among MSMEs that is most popular?

Bagasse and biodegradable boxes

 

33.33%

Corrugated boxes

 

33.33%

Paper bags

 

33.33%

Recyclable plastic (bubble wraps, bio-plastic)

 

0%

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