Biodegradable Plastics bags: Green bags
Biodegradable plastic bags are becoming popular around
the world as they are considered earth-friendly compared to
conventional polyethylene bags which are not degradable in
natural environment. Biodegradable plastic bags can be
manufactured from various renewable resource
agricultural-products-derived polymers such as cellulose,
polylactide (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA).
Biodegradable plastics bags including shopping bags, trash
liners and produce bags on rolls are now popular with many
Biodegradable plastic bags facts
Most of the conventional shopping bags and trash bags used
in worldwide are tossed in trash carelessly and end up in
landfills. Most of these bags don't degrade in landfills causing
a huge problem. Further, if organic products that are thrown
away are trapped in these bags, their degradation is also
hindered. Use of biodegradable bags would reduce this
problem, and promotes sustainability.
Biodegadarable plastic bags can be found as shopping bags,
and garbage (trash) bags. Usually biodegradable plastic bags
are labeled with biodegradable inks such as soy ink, and
stored in biodegradable and compostable boxes, making the
whole package greener.