Biodegradable Garbage Bags: An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Author: NaturTrust Time: 12-04-2021 07:15:04
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Biodegradable and compostable bags are made from plant-based materials such as cornstarch and wheat, as opposed to petroleum. Our BioBags are mainly made from an ingredient called Mater-Bi, which is made from corn starch, rotting and producing polyester and vegetable oil. These bags do not contain polyethylene and can biodegrade completely in the right conditions within 10-45 days. They are best used to collect food waste to make compost for your home or caterpillar farm as they are useful in containing waste, reducing odour, stopping mould growth and keeping your bin clean.

It is important to note the ‘proper conditions’ listed above for perishable and lost bags that may need to be disposed of. The bag needs to be exposed to UV light when the temperature needs to reach 50 degrees celsius.

If you use perishable and lost bags to contain general waste or household waste, remember that once everything has been sent to the waste disposal site, the bag will adapt the characteristics of the waste it contains. The waste disposal and composting components will drop much slower than they would in your compost system at home, and will break down without oxygen; producing methane; a gas that is much hotter than carbon dioxide.

Biodegradable trash bags do not harm the marine environment at all. 

Why one should make a switch from plastic to biodegradable

  • Similar applications: Both types of bags can be used for the same programs, providing the same functionality. You can use both as garbage bags and they work equally well.
  • No chemicals: These bags are completely chemical free so you don’t have to worry about your health when you use them. 
  • Damage: These bags rot in the ground very quickly. Some of them even rot in 12-24 months, due to soil-dwelling bacteria. Compare this to standard plastic bags that can take hundreds of years to decompose.
  • Oxo-biodegradable: Some bags are made of Oxo-biodegradable plastics, and can be packaged. This means that they will rot faster.
  • Oil-free: Earth will run out of gas and this will have a negative impact on the environment. Traditional plastic bags made of gasoline, but decaying garbage bags will not contain anything from the oil.

Biodegradable trash bags are environment-friendly

  1. A high percentage of perishable plastic can end up in garbage dumps, where there are no biodegrades.
  1. Perishable plastic bags usually cannot be recycled with other plastic items.
  1. Rotten bags can damage the environment.

While words that are easily separated and decent are often used interchangeably, there is little difference when it comes to garbage:

  • Waste disposal bags are controlled; bags of rotting waste do not exist.
  • Computerized garbage bags can be truly assembled.
  • Computerized garbage bags have legal disposal procedures.

What are the most Eco-friendly Bin bags?

While there are some options for bin bags that are a bit discarded there, they are not the best. But if you really look at the collection at sea, there is a good chance that shopping bags, water bottles, and other single-use items will be easily driven around, not garbage bags.
Biodegradable garbage bags also reduce daily waste production. It can also be easily composted, plastic which is decayed,  and can be collected with yard waste or food scraps and sent to piles of compost. The compost found there could be used for agricultural purposes. In other words, decaying plastics offer a win-win solution to the problem of white pollution.

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