Degradable plastic bags are made from the plastics that can be broken down into their base compounds in certain amount of time. Under good conditions this material can degrade to carbon dioxide (and water). This is a very useful technology gaining many environmental advantages. With this technology, using plastic bags is not a problem anymore.
Many plastic bags manufacturers all over the world are using this technology to produce bags. Day by day, the products from these plastic bag manufacturers are replacing paper, non woven, garment products, etc… Many countries are giving priorities in tax and plant to companies that produce, import and export degradable plastic bags for its goodness. These products are widely used, nowadays. They are showing good effects to environment.
People used to consider paper as an alternative solution for plastic. However, using paper bags causes environmental problem. Paper bags are heavier, and they require more transportation than plastic ones. They need more costs to produce and to recycle. Also, manufacturing paper create more CO2 than manufacturing plastic. The fact that paper is made of trees is also a problem. Tree is a limited indispensable resource.
Cutting down trees causes global warming, flood, drought, etc… Paper bags are easily broken in water, so they cannot be widely used. Therefore, degradable plastic bags are perfect solution to replace paper bags.
Degradable plastic bags are made from natural degradable material, so using them is very safe and economy. They are also better than non-woven reusable ones. Non-woven is not degradable, so it will be harmful when we leave them on the soil, in the water. Non-woven bags are also bigger than plastic ones, so using non-woven products is not convenient. Degradable plastic bags can be reused, and using them is a smart way to take care our environment. When going shopping, reusing our bags help save money, too.
Although degradable plastic bags are a solution for packaging nowadays, they take time to degrade. Therefore the best recommendation is to reuse them for a few more shopping trips or at least as bin liners. Reusing them is necessary and very easy. They are very small and very light. We can very easily fold them and put into our pocket while going shopping or after using. Besides, if you cannot reach even one degradable plastic bag, the best way you should do is to refuse, reduce, reusing any kind of packaging you may get.
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