Evolution of Plastics: Anaerobic Biodegradation Technology

Plastic is the most commonly used material in our daily life. Providing many unique features, including it being waterproof, lightweight and cheap.

However, it’s great strength is also seen as it’s the biggest weakness. It’s durability. We can reuse plastic products, recycle the materials, and reduce the usage of plastic. However, it is proven that more than 70% of plastic will go to landfill.

There are many types of additives being offered to solve the current plastic issues facing our planet, an anaerobic solution is the best option available.

Anaerobic biodegradation technology accelerates the natural process as is also found in organic waste. After adding the ETL additive, plastics products will biodegrade in bio-active landfills. The product helps to attract the anaerobic microbes to the product surface and this creates a bio-film. After this process starts, the microbes colonize and then start to digest the plastic, using it as a food source.​

Generate Green Energy

During the biodegradation process, LFG is generated. Vast amounts of LFG are being collected by landfills across the World. This produces a clean, free, energy source solution

Keep product quality the same

Does not affect the look, properties or shelf life of any product containing additive ETL masterbatches do not affect the look, physical properties or shelf life of any product these are added to Does not affect the look, properties or shelf life of any product containing additive

Enhances Biodegradation

ETL masterbatches enhance the biodegradation rates of a plastic product containing the additive and this is fully supported by accredited third party laboratory testing (results available)


Compared with other solutions, ETL provides a low cost and effective solution


The addition of the ETL additive does not affect the recyclability of any product

Ease of use

During the manufacturing process of any polymer-based material, no alteration to machinery is required