Biodegradable bags are designed to save our planet tons of plastic waste that we have accumulated over the last century. Undoubtedly, plastic is one of the most convenient and useful materials that can think. Just think of all the uses of it in today's world that include food packaging, clothing, shoes, linens, furniture, and everything else, as well as pipes, boats, toys, syringes, and many other types of items.
Bags, bottles, and containers of this material may be transparent and they are very durable and are resistant to water. The uses and advantages of this plastic can not be taken into account. The only problem is that it does not degrade for hundreds of years.
It is amazing to note that degradable plastic bags and packaging were the first to invent on our planet and they were obtained from organic cellulose in 1862. The "modern" non-degradable synthetic plastic was invented in 1909 and used amassed around the world since then.
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In comparison to regular plastic, the "biodegradable" 100 dissipates times faster. The material can either be made of bioplastics 100%, or it can be made of ordinary plastic "saturated" with a special additive that can degrade more quickly. Not only biopolymers degrade faster than regular polymers, but they also do a great extent and they disappear altogether.
How degradable bags work in terms of degradation? These bags have a special component in their structure, which makes them sensitive to common environmental stimuli: UV light, temperature, and humidity. These stimuli begin the first stage of degradation called oxidation. The second step is called biodegradation – that's when the tiny living microorganisms will finish off equipment.