Enjoy walking your pets even as conscientiously protecting and preserving the environment. Probably one of the most important factors that come to mind are keeping communities, towns, cities and the world free from eco-toxicity, chemicals and pollutants for today and the next generation
Waste remedy is a continual and growing problem
Terms like biodegradable, biodegradation, Oxo-degradable and Oxo-biodegradable, used synonymously, are compounding to further misunderstandings about what it means to be biodegradable
Oxo are plastics with an additive to help breakdown the plastic, known as Pro-oxidant Additive Containing (PAC) Plastic
Oxo ”…degrade in much slower timeframes …There is still doubt as to whether they do so fully or within reasonable time periods…. One finding that may be clear is that PAC plastic is prohibited from biodegradation if it’s not first exposed to UV radiation…If UV exposure is only fleeting, biodegradation will either not take place” (The Have an effect on of the Use of “Oxo-degradable” Plastic on the Environment, European Commission, April 2017 p. 6)
Oxo don’t seem to be suitable for composting or breakdown by Anaerobic Digestion, ”In the absence of oxygen…the PAC plastic is thought not to biodegrade. This makes PAC plastic marginally worse than conventional plastic from a GHG [Greenhouse Gas] point of view…” (European Commission, April 2017 p.7)
Then what does it mean to be in reality biodegradable?
To be in reality biodegradable means also being in reality compostable. Having inherent abilities to biologically break down by natural occurring composting process, within a specified short time period, safely back to nature as raw materials and disappearing into the environment
With FiveSeasonStuff waste bags, it does just this
Let’s help save Earth, one bag at a time through packaging recovery!
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