What is E6PR?
The first Ecofriendly Six Pack Ring made from biomass by-product, and other compostable materials, designed to replace the plastic rings, which are truly damaging to our environment.
Strength and resistance comparable to plastic carriers
Validated through 24+ months of continued use
Currently in use by 150+ customers in over 20 countries
Available in 6-pack and 4-pack for standard and sleek cans
Bottle and slim can holders in advanced development
Low and high-speed application solutions available
Protected by IP registrations in all key markets
What is Biomass?
Biomass can be defined as the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture (including vegetal and animal substances), forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste.
Biomass is any material of organic origin and can be very diverse, e.g. wood, straw, vegetable oil, manure, agro-industrial wastes, organic waste, etc.
Biomass always has a natural origin, is biodegradable and if used in a sustainable way, is totally renewable.
BIOdegradation is the decay or breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. A compost system controls factors to facilitate biodegradation.
OXOdegradation is the breakdown of matter by an oxidative phenomenom, most common by oxigen. This can only take place when the material is in contact with the oxidating agent.
PHOTOdegradation is the alteration of materials by light, most common by UV light. Photodegradation is usually oxidation and hydrolysis.
Benefits of E6PR
Because of their biomass composition, the eco rings are Compostable and BIOdegradable.
When disposed of properly, the E6PR™ finds its way to a compostable facility, where it will degrade in weeks, and when, unfortunately, left out in open land or a water system, it will degrade in a matter of months(1).
Eco ring after weeks in a home compost.
What about degradable Plastic?
Plastic products promoted as OXOdegradable, PHOTOdegradable or even BIOdegradable, cause confusion or misguide the consumer.
Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Confusion of the terminology, when it concerns the disposal of plastic products, can have ecological consequences.
OXOdegradable and PHOTOdegradable plastic products break down into very small particles called microplastics (water-insoluble polymer items smaller than 5 mm), which have made their way into the food chain.
Consumers need to understand these terms in order to make educated purchasing decisions and properly dispose of bioplastic products at the end of use.
Zero Waste - Circular Economy
A set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that no trash is sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean.
Our eco BIOdegradable and Compostalbe rings, for example use by-products (biomass) from agriculture raw materials used in the beer industry; thus, using E6PRs as beer holders provides for circularity.
E6PR contributes to Zero Waste and a Circular Economy!
1. Depending on the ecosystem where it ends up.