What exactly is it?

PHA (Polyhyrockalanoate) is a naturally occurring biopolymer produced by bacterial fermentation of sugar or lipids. Since these polyhydrocyalkanoates are produced by micro-organisms, it is actually more accurate to refer to their production as biosynthesis. The short of this long explanation is that PHA is another option for a plant-based plastic made from renewable resources.

Why we use it

PHA is a plant-based plastic that provides similar performance to traditional plastics. We are excited to offer an additional plant-based material that meets functionality needs of different operations, while still being compostable. It is also heat resistant and durable and provides flexibility in end-of-life composting efforts.

What’s cool about it?

Since PHA is made from plants, its organic nature allows it to act as an attractive energy and food source to the bacteria that participate in decomposition. This allows PHA versatility in its breakdown location, whether that be a commercial compost facility or home composting.