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Biodegradable carrier bags

Biodegradable carrier bags are a type of bag designed to break down naturally over time, reducing environmental impact compared to traditional plastic bags.

These type of bags are made from materials that can decompose through natural processes, such as microbial action, sunlight, and moisture. Here are some key points about biodegradable carrier bags:


Bioplastics: Some biodegradable bags are made from bioplastics, which are derived from renewable resources like cornstarch or sugarcane.
Biodegradable Additives: Traditional plastic bags can be enhanced with additives that promote biodegradation. These additives help the bags break down more quickly under the right conditions.

Degradation Process:

Biodegradable bags break down into natural components like water, carbon dioxide, and biomass through the action of microorganisms.
The degradation process depends on various factors such as temperature, humidity, and the presence of microorganisms.


Look for certifications such as “ASTM D6400” or “EN 13432” to ensure that the biodegradable bags meet specific industry standards for compostability and biodegradability.

Compostable Bags:

Some biodegradable bags are also labeled as compostable. Compostable bags break down under specific composting conditions and can contribute to nutrient-rich compost.

Environmental Impact:

While biodegradable bags are often considered more environmentally friendly than traditional plastic bags, their overall impact depends on factors like production methods, disposal practices, and the availability of proper waste infrastructure.

Regulations and Guidelines:

Different regions may have regulations and guidelines regarding the use and labeling of biodegradable bags. It’s essential to be aware of and adhere to local regulations.

Consumer Education:

Consumer awareness is crucial. Proper disposal methods should be communicated to ensure that biodegradable bags end up in the right waste streams, such as compost bins or facilities equipped to handle them. It’s important to note that while biodegradable bags can be a more environmentally friendly option, they are not a silver bullet. Reducing overall plastic consumption, reusing bags, and recycling remain important components of sustainable waste management. Additionally, the effectiveness of biodegradable bags depends on proper disposal and environmental conditions for degradation to occur.

If you have any questions about our eco-friendly products, please get in touch with the team.

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