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At Culligan we dream of a world with less waste. That's why we now use a 100% biodegradable & Recyclable water bottle. Made using ENSO's(TM) FDA approved EcoPure(TM) technology this new advancement will greatly help reduce our impact on the planet

About Enso Bottles

The mission of ENSO Bottles is to provide earth friendly solutions for the PET
bottling industry. We focus on making a positive contribution towards minimizing
negative impact of plastic bottles on our environment.

The table below shows a comparison of ENSO biodegradable bottles compared
to other products that are currently available to the market.

Product

Shelf Life

Affected by Light

Affected by Heat

Affected by Moisture

Affected by Stress

Landfill Biodegradation

Compost Biodegradation

Remnants

ENSO Bottles

Indefinite

No

No

No

No

1 - 5 years

1 - 5 years*

Biomass, CO2, Biogas

PET Resins

Indefinite

No

No

No

No

Never

Never

Plastic resin

Starch Based Resins

1 - 4 mo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Never

30 - 180 days*

Co2, Biogas

Photodegradable

2 - 4 mo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Never

3 months - 5 years*

Heavy metals, Plastic resin

Oxo-Degradables

2 - 6 mo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Never

3 months - 5 years*

Cobalt, Cadmium, other toxic residue

Wood Based Resins

3 - 6 mo

No

Yes

Yes

No

Never

Almost impossible*

Co2, Biogas

Time requirement for degradation depends on the environment in which the materials
are disposed, as types, quantity and quality of micro-organisms.

Our bottles are biodegradable in anaerobic (no oxygen, no light), aerobic and
compostable environments and can be intermingled with standard PET during recycling.
Our patented pending process allows our bottles to be metabolized and neutralized
in the environment, turning them into inert
humus (biomass), biogas (anaerobic) or
Co2 (aerobic).

The development of our bottles marks a turning point from traditional PET bottles
and provides a turn-key stable solution over starch-based and other biodegradation
methods currently on the market today.

ENSO Bottles maintain the same physical properties and strength as existing
standard PET bottles, and allow the product to break down in landfills. ENSO
Bottles have an indefinite shelf life and are not affected by light, heat, moisture
or stress. These attributes will last until the product is discarded into an active

microbial environment (landfill), and will then break down into inert humus
(biomass), Co2 or biogas.

Our patent pending process uses a technology adding nutrients and other
organic compounds which weaken the polymer chain for microbial action to
colonize in and around the plastic. These microbes then secrete acids which
break down the entire polymer chain.




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