Our wipes are made up of only two ingredients, plant starches and water. Some customers have emailed to ask us how this is possible, and we're here to answer those questions.
1. What is PLA fabric? It doesn't sound like it's plant-based.
PLA stands for polylactic acid. It is a material derived from renewable plant sources, most predominantly corn starches and sugar cane, and biodegrades completely. Our supply chain partner uses surplus to manufacture theirs--in other words, they turn agricultural waste into PLA. The video below captures the process of how starches and sugars turn into fibers.
2. Tell me more about hydrogen peroxide and why you use it in your wipes?
Hydrogen Peroxide is a known natural preservative, and we make ours using plants, not petroleum. It keeps our wipes in non-toxic fighting shape on multiple fronts. Recently, some natural brands were scrutinized for adding preservatives and toxic chemicals to their products, while others came under fire because customers found mold growing on the product.
It is also a natural disinfectant, with bacteria-fighting capabilities, and is produced by our very own bodies to fight infections! Note: we are still undergoing EPA certification for labeling our hydrogen peroxide (Bioperoxide™) as a disinfectant, because we invented a plant-based process to make it.
3. How do you make Bioperoxide™?
We start with organic plant starch from U.S. corn scraps and wind energy, and then we facilitate a series of natural reactions to create Bioperoxide. For each ton of Bioperoxide we produce, we remove six tons of carbon dioxide from the environment!
That's all for now, folks! If you have more questions about how we make our products, don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.