Biodegradable products

Environmental bagsPolybags Ltd. now manufacture and stock a wide range of eco-friendly green packaging and biodegradable products to suit your needs and help towards a better environment (both PolyBio and Biodegradable). These include kitchen waste and refuse bags, bin liners, carrier bags and standard bags developed in Polybags laboratories in conjunction with the Polymer Research Department at the London Metropolitan University.

Common views on bioplastics

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WellPolybags, my first impression was I could reuse the package into another form and advantages. For example, Hernandez (2009) manufactured a waterproof envelope by reused a brown bag and plastic bag. A brown bag could be manufactured into two envelopes, and it could be manufactured more if the items were small. Hernandez mentioned that tape and glue are not necessary to make this envelope. These are the steps that I have summarised for make that waterproof envelope:

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Why use non-woven environmental bags

In now's environment of evil strategy, the earth will indeed face the problem of going to the precipice without taking relevant measures to keep safe the Polybags, nonwoven environmental bags are getting such Polybags, it's not that it's a very green Polybags, why it is called "non-woven environmental bag."The ultimate goal is to reduce the use of plastic Polybags, does not say that the use of this bag, can directly play the role of environmental Polybags, we need to control people's dependence on plastic Polybags, we should cultivate the habit of utilising non-woven environmental bags and remove the use of plastic bags.

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I have seen biodegradable bags. They are very weak. Where is the benefit if you have to use three bags instead of one?

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to introduce biodegradable bags for household waste assortment in the metropolis. Initially, as pilot project, the authority will distribute complimentary of cost biodegradable bags in Sectour G-7 for assortment of household waste, which would be later replicated in the all city. Private sectour is also being approached for successful execution of the project.

How much bio is there in bioplastics?

Another issue that could significantly improve the sustainability of bioplastics in future is their disposal. Currently, we do not have waste management methods and superb recycling infrastructures that enable the recycling of bioplastics, particularly biodegradable ones. So they will often proceed to waste incineration plants, which enables the recovery of energy.

Other emblems for residential use include If You Care, Natur Bag, EcoSafe and Bag to Nature. The method to identify compostable bags that will absolutely degrade is to see for a label on the product packaging that says COMPOSTABLE, BPI, US Composting Council.

Why Degradable or Biodegradable bags/film?

Conventional plastics do not break down. Litter and landfill waste take years, even decades, to degrade. Litter is visual pollution, an eyesore that regulations and educational programs have failed to eliminate. In landfills, not only do ordinary plastics degrade very slowly but also anything contained within them may not reach their full degradation potential. This results in a needless waste of valuable landfill space.
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What is biodegradable

Biodegradation is the process by which organic substances are broken down by the enzymes produced by living organisms. The term is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and environmental remediation (bioremediation). Organic material can be degraded aerobically, with oxygen, or anaerobically, without oxygen. A term related to biodegradation is biomineralisation, in which organic matter is converted into minerals.

Biodegradable matter is generally organic material such as plant and animal matter and other substances originating from living organisms, or artificial materials that are similar enough to plant and animal matter to be put to use by microorganisms. Some microorganisms have the astonishing, naturally occurring, microbial catabolic diversity to degrade, transform or accumulate a huge range of compounds including hydrocarbons (e.g. oil), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pharmaceutical substances, radionuclides and metals. Major methodological breakthroughs in microbial biodegradation have enabled detailed genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, bioinformatic and other high-throughput analyses of environmentally relevant microorganisms providing unprecedented insights into key biodegradative pathways and the ability of microorganisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Source: Wikipedia.

Degradable vs. Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Compostable Plastic is plastic which is:

capable of undergoing biological decomposition in a compost site as part of an available program, such that the plastic is not visually distinguishable and breaks down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass, at a rate consistent with known compostable materials (e.g. cellulose). and leaves no toxic residue.
American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM).

In order for a plastic to be called compostable, three criteria need to be met:

  1. Biodegrade - break down into carbon dioxide, water, biomass at the same rate as cellulose (paper).
  2. Disintegrate - the material is indistinguishable in the compost, that it is not visible and needs to be screened out.
  3. Eco-toxicity - the biodegradation does not produce any toxic material and the compost can support plant growth.

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue", and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.

Degradable Plastic

Degradable Plastic is plastic which will undergo a significant change in its chemical structure under specific environmental conditions resulting in a loss of some properties. Please note that there is no requirement that the plastic has to be degrade from the action of "naturally occurring microorganism" or any of the other criteria required for compostable plastics.

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A plastic therefore may be degradable but not biodegradable or it may be biodegradable but not compostable (that is, it breaks down too slowly to be called compostable or leaves toxic residue).


Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is also important to make the distinction between degradable vs. biodegradable vs. compostable as often these terms are used interchangeably.

Biodegradable or Biodegradeable?

It is very common to misspell biodegradable as biodegradeable (please take note yourself as some of our domains are actually misspelt!) and the same happens with degradable as degradeable. In fact when written down the word biodegradable often looks like an incorrect spelling and has been known to be corrected to biodegradeable by some overzealous and missinformed editors. So, now you know if someone tells you otherwise stick out your guns!

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Green is the new black

Recycling labelThe choice of packaging used by e-commerce retailers and how well this demonstrates a consideration for the environment affects the purchasing decisions of consumers, according to a packaging survey.

Research by strategic logistics partner Dotcom Distribution revealed that 60% of consumers think it is either important or very important that a retailer's packaging is sustainable.

Their 2013 e-Commerce Packaging Survey found that retailers who demonstrate sustainability is a priority are perceived as environmentally friendly, whilst customers themselves like to be seen as environmentally-conscious when deciding on where to shop and what to buy.

"It's clear that a retailer's packaging choice can have repercussions", said Maria Haggerty, president of Dotcom Distribution. "The results of this study show that packaging is not to be overlooked or underestimated for its possible impact on a brand."

Source: Dotcom Distribution 2013 eCommerce Packaging Survey - 'Brown Boxes Don't Deliver for Brands'