With the improvement of environmental protection awareness, the plastic bags we usually use are also reduced as much as possible. Especially when you go to the supermarket to shop, if you buy less, you will not spend money to buy a plastic bag. Do many large-scale supermarket stores also pay attention to whether shopping bags are truly environmentally friendly?
According to the Biodegradable Bag Manufacturer, plastic bags now account for 8-15% of China's waste content. Traditional plastic bags are made of polyethylene. This polymer is made from petroleum. It takes about 1,000 years to decompose under natural conditions. The degree of recycling is very low. The usual treatment method is incineration, and incineration will produce a large amount of highly toxic substance Dioxin (Dioxin), which pollutes the natural environment and harms human health.
Traditional plastic bags have many environmental and biological hazards, considering these facts. The Biodegradable Bag has appeared in people's field of vision, and the first thing that must be provided to consumers is also the supermarket. Because more attention is paid to environmental protection now, it is a development trend to replace traditional ordinary plastic bags with full biodegradable bags. Many people are turning to the PLA Bag, which are alternatives to biodegradable plastic bags. PLA-Polylactic acid is made from starch raw materials proposed by renewable plant resources (such as corn, cassava, etc.). It has good biodegradability, after use, it can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature under specific conditions, and eventually generate carbon dioxide and water. This kind of biodegradable plastic bags are becoming universal, and the price is not very expensive. It feels like ordinary soft plastic and can be purchased at environmentally friendly retailers such as Whole Foods, and can also be seen in hardware stores, general supermarkets and online. These bags are easy to store like paper towels, and some also have a "breathing" system that allows some air to pass through the bag, reducing odor.
When disposing of biodegradable bags, they can be placed separately in their own composting area or handed over to biological waste treatment enterprises. In an environment where compost is controlled, it will decompose within a few months. The market is responding to demands from all over the world and phasing out non-biodegradable bags. Governments are also proposing motions to use them in the right way to turn to sustainability.