The word "microplastiche", which until a few years ago was probably known only to those who were actively involved in environmental protection, is nowadays used daily by agencies and news sites and sadly known also by the general public. These particles, resulting from the crumbling of our plastic waste, are in fact now an integral part of many marine ecosystems, and many people are moving to find a solution that could stem the spread.
Among these, we present an innovative idea that comes from Chile, a country traditionally very advanced as regards the management of plastic (was among the first to prohibit the use of single-use bags): the envelope that dissolves in water in only 5 minutes.
The "plastic" bag, designed and manufactured by Solubag, is unique in its kind. At the base there is in fact the oil (from which, in fact, we get the plastic), but calcareous materials, non-polluting and above all water-soluble. As you will see in the video at the bottom of the page, the bag, once immersed in water, disintegrates in a few minutes - a difference not a little, if you think that the normal plastic can remain in the environment for 100-500 years .. .
At the moment there are two versions: a "basic" bag, which melts in cold water and is very similar to the tactile bags in circulation, and a more resistant bag, similar to the texture, which melts in hot water.
What unites them, as stated by the founder Roberto Astert Boettcher, is the fact of being made of 100% ecological materials, which disintegrate when immersed in water and do not release toxic substances.