Prodac is a maker of fish and turtle foods from Italy whose foods comes in a plastic lidded container the same as many others. However unlike the majority of the plastic found in our daily lives, Prodac has just announced that their food now comes in containers made from biodegradable plastic. No this doesn’t mean that you can use the lid and container as a substitute for the biodegradable polymer found in biopellets but it does mean that the plastic from Prodac fish food probably won’t find it’s way into the various oceanic plastic garbage patches. As the die-hard coral-huggers that we are, we’d likely give this food a shot based on the limited lifespan of Prodac‘s biodegradable plastic container alone.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.