Plastic vs Biodegradable
- Can break down in soil leaving behind toxic chemicals or can end up in oceans having devastating effects on marine life.
- Can take approximately 1000 years to decompose.
- Adds to the rubbish being sent to our landfills on top of what is already inside of them.
Compostable or Biodegradable
- Compostable bin bags break down completely in an ideal environment in 10-45 days.
- Biodegradable in bags break down into carbon dioxide and water in 18- 36 months.
- Neither compostable or biodegradable bin bags leave behind harmful toxins in the same way that plastic bags do.