Mirel is a trade name for a polyhydroxyalkanoate-based biodegradable bioplastic made by Cambridge, Massachusetts based company Metabolix. From 2006 until 2012 it was commercialized by a joint venture between Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland Company called Telles.[1] Mirel bioplastic is certified soil and marine degradable,[2] and has applications in injection molding, extrusion coating, cast film and sheet, blown film, and thermoforming.[3]

Mirel is marketed as an alternative to petroleum based plastics that is both sustainable and eco-friendly.[4]

  1. ^ "ADM ending bioplastic venture with Metabolix; Telles to dissolve". Plastics News. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  2. ^ "Certifications". Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  3. ^ Crognale, Gabe (2011-08-16). "Mirel - An Antidote to High Oil Prices?". Sustainable Brands. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  4. ^ "Metabolix Biopolymers - Biodegradable Polymer & PHA Biopolymer". Retrieved 2013-07-12.