4Eco

Delivering eco-friendly alternatives to plastic

The new eco-friendly alternative to plastic

4eco Limited is a company that commercialises non-plastic products made from agroindustrial waste and natural sources.

Our products have a lower carbon footprint compared to other products in the marketplace and are unique as they biodegrade without any process.

Fresh new ideas from our brands...

Biofase

Straws and cutlery made from Avocado seeds

Exclusive distributors of Biofase in the UK. The first non-food cutlery and straws made with a bioplastic resin. This means we are not using food sources such as corn or potato which could be used for feed. We use avocado seeds – an agroindustrial waste – as a raw material from which we extract the biopolymer through our patented technology. Our products are unique as they biodegrade without any industrial processing.

BIODEGRADABLE BAGS

100% biodegradable bags made from Cassava starch

Our bags look and feel like plastic, but contain zero plastic whatsoever. They are produced with a bio-based polymer compound derived from natural cassava starch and other naturally abundant materials. They will dissolve in water, soil or landfill, with the help of macro- and micro-organisms under natural conditions, whereas other “bio-plastics” (PLA) will NOT disappear without the help of industrial composting facilities.

Reducing pollution and why biodegradable is best...

Biodegradeable versus compostable

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Biodegradable

  • Natural process.
  • Converts into CO2, biomass and water vapour without any process involved.
  • Biodegrades within a year.
  • Lower emissions and overall lower carbon footprint.
  • Main raw material - reutilizes agroindustrial waste.
  • Biodegrades in the landfill.
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Compostable

  • Burning process at 120° degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Requires composting facilities.
  • Contains PLA - if it ends up in landfill is as bad as plastic.
  • CO2, Methane and Nitrus Acid are released contributing to global warming.
  • Growing crops and clearing farmlands to produce a disposable product.
  • A large amount enters recycling facilities and disturbs the process making it no better than plastic.

Did you know?

Fact one

An estimated 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s — that’s equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers. Only 9% of it has been recycled.

Fact two

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times and it takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.

Fact three

Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).

Fact four

The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. That works out to about 100 bits of microplastic over the course of just one meal.

Who are we?

4eco, are committed to bringing products to the market that can make a real difference now. Their mission as mothers, and concerned individuals, is that they want to make a real difference to both today’s and tomorrow’s generations.

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Clare Calow

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Sandra Johnson

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