Is paper a biodegradable material? This may sound strange to you, but we often encounter customers who ask us to provide biodegradable reports or testimonials about kraft paper. Biodegradable plastics are often viewed with suspicion. But there were also those who doubted paper or vellum; Paper is different from plastic. Paper is made of common plant fibers such as trees, grass or bamboo in nature. It is very green and environmentally friendly. So, paper is biodegradable.
Paper raw material - degradation of leaves
Fresh leaves decay faster, in one to two months. Dry leaves decompose more slowly, and dry soil will not rot for half a year. More water will speed up the rot, which is fertilizer. The time it takes for leaves to decay depends on the environmental conditions in the soil, such as humidity, temperature, moisture, microbes, and how dry or wet the leaves are.
The leaves fall into the soil, and after some time what breaks the leaves apart? Bacteria are prokaryotes, prokaryotes that reproduce in two-division mode. They are the most widely distributed organism with the largest number of individuals in nature, and are the main participants in the material cycle of nature. The ability of bacteria to degrade a variety of organic compounds is also often used to clean up contamination, known as bioregeneration.
Fully decomposable paper
The world produces more than a billion tons of waste every year. It's like Mount Everest. A large proportion of these are disposable lunch boxes made of plastic. Therefore, ban plastic limit, to replace plastic paper, are to protect the living space of human beings, only the use of degradable materials can better solve the pollution of plastic to the environment.
Why is paper degradable? Because the main components of paper are cellulose and pectin. In fact, these substances are very difficult to degrade. But there are microbes that can do it, break it down, use it, and turn it into their own nutrients! Paper is completely gone, become water and carbon dioxide, so, paper is green and pollution-free.
Take kraft paper composition as an example. Kraft paper is made of wood pulp fiber, high-quality kraft paper is mainly made of needle pulp, because its fiber is long and thin; Wood and reeds also contain 40 to 50 percent cellulose. In plant fiber raw materials, the hemicellulose content of broadleaf wood and grass raw materials can be up to 30% or so; And in coniferous wood generally contains only about 20%; In coniferous wood, lignin content occupies 30% or so, and grass kind raw material contains 20% or so commonly, the main composition in kraft paper is cellulose and lignin.
About biodegradable plastics
Biodegradable plastics refer to a class of plastics that are degraded by the action of naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, molds and algae. The ideal biodegradable plastic is a kind of polymer material with excellent performance, which can be completely decomposed by environmental microorganisms and finally become a part of the carbon cycle in nature. "Paper" is a typical biodegradable material, while "synthetic plastic" is a typical polymer material. Therefore, biodegradable plastics are both "paper" and "synthetic plastics" these two kinds of material properties of polymer materials.
To sum up, paper is a biodegradable material, and kraft paper is biodegradable, too! Paper is green environmental protection pollution-free, kraft paper is original ecological wood pulp paper or recycled pulp paper and one of the green packaging materials. Hyde group is a professional paper products supplier, the company has advanced paper product production line, skilled technical workers and efficient mechanized assembly line.