Bekaert has launched Ecobind 100% natural, CO2 neutral coating for book binding wire. This coating is made from polymer that is completely derived from natural resources and is compostable and CO2 neutral. It is available in white, black, green, and blue. Other colors are available upon request. These plant-based coatings differ from petro-polymers as they completely decompose when they are left in an industrial composting environment. Ecobind does not split into smaller pieces like similar products tend to do so – instead it disintegrates in water and carbon dioxide (CO2). The amount of CO2 emitted when decomposing green polymers is the same amount as that absorbed by the plant from which the raw product was originally derived, making it part of a closed natural cycle.