Why Biodegradable

Every business has the responsibility to reduce the amount of plastic circulated into the environment. Somewhere between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This alarming number has prompted many Government bodies around the world to proactively ban the use of single use non-biodegradable bags. Countries such as Ireland and Italy alongside states such as California and South Australia are leading the way in addressing this topical issue. We don’t deny that conventional plastic bags are convenient. They are lightweight, compact, cheap and tough, which has in part contributed to the mess that we have made for ourselves. For the environmentally conscious retailer, it can be a tough decision to determine which environmentally friendly alternative is best.

Concept of save the world

When bio-degradable garbage bag is exposed to heat or natural air, the additive will start to break down the chain of polymers. This breaking down process of the polymers does not cause any harmful effects to our environment. Breaking down of the material continues and eventually the polyethylene molecules will become small enough for microorganisms to further break it down into carbon dioxide and water residue. When exposed to heat or UV light, the additive will start to break down the carbon chain of polymers.  

OXO-Biodegradable Plastic

The oxidizable biodegradable plastic is made by mixing a pro-degrading additive into the plastic during the extrusion process. Additives cause the molecular structure of the plastic to decompose when exposed to the head, sunlight and air. The plastic will eventually be in a state that can be digested by microorganisms.

At this point, the plastic will degrade at a faster rate until it completely degrades into carbon dioxide, water and biomass. Oxidatively biodegradable plastics are often referred to as "degradable" plastics because they do not require a biologically active environment to initiate degradation. Microorganisms help accelerate the degradation process. But they are not required. This gives carbonyl biodegradation a distinct advantage over existing methods of degrading plastics. 

The degradation time varies depending on the exposure of the degradation promoter (daylight, heat and microorganisms). Traditional plastic garbage bags on the market are not easily decomposed for hundreds of years, and oxidized biodegradable plastics degrade the fastest in the exact situation we want: when it becomes garbage, even if the plastic stays underneath, it will degrade. This is the best situation for consumers. When plastic is used properly, it will last for many years, but once it becomes rubbish, it will degrade within 9 to 12 months. In landfills, oxidized biodegradable plastics degrade rapidly if oxygen can help with the degradation process. However, unlike other types of degradable plastics, oxygen-biodegradable plastics do not release methane when degraded. This is another advantage over existing biodegradable plastic forms, where pollution and waste management issues will be improved while providing a better living environment! 

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