EcoPure® accelerates the biodegradation of treated plastics in microbe-rich environments. Plastics treated with EcoPure® have an unlimited shelf life and are completely non-toxic. Bio-Tec discovered an organic compound within crude oil that is burned out during the cracking process is synthesized with nutrients and then grafted onto the plastic polymer chain. Adding  EcoPure® to a petroleum-based resin attracts microbes to the product allowing them to control their PH level and become quorum sensing and colonize on the surface of the plastic. Once the microbes have colonized the plastic they secrete acids that break down the polymer chain. Microbes utilize the carbon backbone of the polymer chain as an energy source. The difference between EcoPure® treated plastic and traditional plastic is that EcoPure® creates an opportunity for microbes to utilize plastic as food.