Biodegradable (bio-PP) Fasteners
The bio-PP Fastener is made out of a proprietary blend of polypropylene material specifically designed to biodegrade in less than a year once it is on soil, without leaving behind any harmful substances. The technology used results in no microplastics so that when a fastener degrades all that is left is carbon dioxide, water and microbes (biomass).
Each year, approximately 80 billion garments are manufactured, and 90% of them have a single use plastic fastener. That means there are 72 billion fasteners made every year for the garment industry. It adds up to a whole lot of plastic—the equivalent of the same amount of plastic in 761,581,156 single-serve 0.5 liter PET water bottles! Stacked from top to bottom, those plastic water bottles would circle the earth more than 3.5 times. Imagine if even half of those fasteners were biodegradable.