What Are the Various Types of Biodegradable Bags?

Biodegradable bags are becoming more and more commonly used, because they are better for the environment and most people are concerned about being more “green”. As you try to understand a little bit more about your options where biodegradable bags are concerned, you should be aware of the various types of biodegradable bags. Common ingredients used in biodegradable bags include: • starch based polymers (at least 90% starch from wheat, potatoes or corn; • polyesters manufactured from hydrocarbons; • oxo-biodegradable

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Plastic Bags and The Environment

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags San Francisco was the first to ban their use, back in March of 2007. Shortly after, cities around North America have begun to implement either a complete ban on plastic bag usage, or have decided to put in place a fee for their use (often 5 cents). Origins of Plastic Bag Fee: Plastic bags arose in the 1970’s as an alternative to the paper bag. They gained popularity due to their

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