Everything is biodegradable, it just require different amounts of time to do so. Plastic bags take 500-1000 years to biodegrade and they photo-degrade into toxic residue which is harmful to our environment. Compostable bags biodegrade in a short period of time into earth-friendly non-toxic organic material.
Our bags are made of 100% compostable material (corn starch and other compostable materials). Some bags are combining recycled plastic added to plant-based material therefore, the recycled plastic will still degrade into toxic residue and will take 500-1000 years to degra
de. Some companies are purporting to be earth-friendly and marine friendly while they are made of HDPE which is a plastic and will degrade quicker into toxic residue.
Our bags are made of corn-starch PLA and PBAT which compost into nontoxic residue. Our bags are earth-friendly and marine and land animal friendly. Corn-starch is biomaterial. PLA is derived from fermented plant starch, PBAT is a compostable material derived from fossil material and is a compostable thermoplastic starch. The mixture of the above yields a high-quality compostable bag that is affordable.
PBAT (Poly Butylene Adipate Terephthalate
Currently, home compostable packaging on an industrial scale has not achieved full transparency as it’s manufactured from starch so majority of the bio plastic packaging available around the globe is translucent with soft satin finish and milky.
These bags are designed to be comparable to plastic bags and can hold 7-8 lbs., which is the standard for T-shirt bags. In an experiment, they held more.