Plants Transformed to Plastics
Meredian’s customers use our PHA plastics to manufacture packaging sustainably—completely free of petroleum historically used to manufacture plastics. The applications for use of Meredian PHA and the environmental impact is huge: food service implements and utensils, single-use cups and takeout containers, containers for liquid products such as bottles, personal care items, plastic film for goods packaging, and nonwoven fabrics for personal care diapers and hygiene applications, to name just a few.
Unlike petroleum plastics, PHAs are naturally occurring polymers produced by bacteria through the fermentation of plant derived oils, under specific nutrient conditions. Meredian’s products are not only functional, but are completely biodegradable in soil, water, or if discarded as litter. Today, the world uses 300 billion pounds of petroleum-based plastics. Meredian’s highly functional bioplastics can replace a significant portion of that environmental load— further reducing landfill burdens with multiple end-of-life options including recycling, back yard composting and anaerobic digestion.
The Environmentally Responsible Alternative to Petroleum
Meredian PHA is produced via fermentation using plant-based fatty acids as our feedstock. These sustainably produced renewable plant derived feedstocks are available regionally and do not compete with food supply markets. The types of bacterial strains utilized in our fermentation production systems are not genetically modified; they occur naturally in the soil.
Our Meredian PHA materials have been certified by the leading laboratories in the world for both safe biodegradation and for use in food contact applications. Meredian’s scientific leadership includes a unique focus: customization for clients’ production systems. We will build the PHA-based materials that meet your needs.