Biodegradable carry bags are becoming more popular and commonly utilized by the people due to the reason for the safety of the environment. As you try to understand a little more about your options where biodegradable bags are concerned, you need to be aware of different types of environmental-friendly carry bags so as to keep your environment pollution-free.
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Ingredients that are commonly used in biodegradable bags include:
- The starch-based polymers
- Polyesters made from hydrocarbons
- Oxo-biodegradable polymers
- Photo-degradable polymers
- Water-soluble polymers are dissolved in water at a certain temperature.
Bio-based Or Starch:
These types of bags are made from various starches, such as wheat, potatoes, or corn. These bags break down or biodegrade in 180 days or less, depending on environmental conditions. No fossil fuels used in the production of these bags, and they degrade quickly.
Oxo-degradable and Photo-degradable:
This plastic material is manufactured by mixing an additive that provides a UV catalyst or oxidation when discarded. This plastic can take from several months to several years to decompose in a landfill.
Degradation is the process by which larger molecules are broken down into small pieces that are capable of being processed by small microorganisms. This process is started when the plastic is exposed to heat, air, and sunlight (UV rays) that work together to decompose biodegradable plastic.