mEeyye has made the choice of using the most eco friendly material for its packaging by partnering up with Nature Works LLC. Our packaging is fully made by Polylactic acid (PLA). NatureWorks LLC has a fundamental duty to all those that use our products, and for the environment in which we live today and in the future. This duty is the basis for our Product Stewardship philosophy, by which we assess the health and environmental information on our products and their intended use. Our job is to maintain an effective product stewardship program to ensure that customers involved with our product receive sufficient information and training to store, use, and dispose of our product with no harm to human health or the environment.
NatureWorks LLC carries the “OK biobased” certification from Vinçotte. This certification is based on the biobased content of Ingeo which can be determined through radiocarbon dating according to ASTM D6866-5 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Biobased Content of Natural range Materials Using Radiocarbon and Isotope Ration mass Spectrometry Analysis). The application of radiocarbon dating to derive "biobased content" is built upon the same concepts as determining a radiocarbon age, but without use of the age equations. It is done by deriving a ratio of the amount of radiocarbon (C) in an unknown sample to that of a modern reference standard. If the material being analyzed is a mixture of present day radiocarbon and fossil carbon (containing no radiocarbon), then the values obtained correlates directly to the amount of biobased material present in the sample.
Ingeo is intended for industrial-based composting systems which regulate temperature, moisture, and NatureWorks LLC has carried out compost testing in accordance to ASTM D-6400 guidelines at an independent testing laboratory and found Ingeo to pass all required tests. NatureWorks LLC has obtained certification for Ingeo (neat) biopolymer resin through the Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and such grades are accordingly kosher and pareve. There are no concerns with Ingeo biopolymer regarding corn allergies. Triggers of allergic responses are antigens, often proteins, which can be found in air, food and water. In the case of corn allergens, profilin has been identified in corn and in many other plant (food) extracts. When food is heated past the heatlabile
point, its chemical configuration changes. Due to the extreme heat and numerous processing steps to convert corn into our feedstock and then to Ingeo, it would not contain immunologically reactive profilin. Ingeo biopolymer does not contain any known amounts of components derived from the ingredients listed in Directive 2003/89/EC and its amendments regarding allergens.