Conventional plastics do not break down. Litter and landfill waste take years, even decades, to degrade. In landfills, not only do ordinary plastics degrade very slowly but also anything contained within them may not reach their full degradation potential. This results in a needless waste of valuable landfill space. Therefore, bags made of biodegradable materials are developed to make your daily tasks of waste reduction easier, safer and better for the environment.
What it is Biodegradation?
Biodegradation is the process by which microorganisms (microbes such as bacteria, fungi or algae) convert materials into biomass, carbon dioxide and water. Biomass is a general term used to refer to the cells of the microorganisms that are using the material as a carbon source to grow on.
Common materials used for biodegradable bags or film:
• LDPE blended with degradable additive
• MDPE blended with degradable additive
• HDPE blended with degradable additive
• Recycled polyethylene blended with degradable additive
Biodegradable materials can be used for any purpose however it is popular for following packages:
• bin bags