Sustainable: New biodegradable plastic bag is in the worksPosted on April 4, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
We wish Cyclewoods good luck on their venture. Eliminating conventional plastic bags is a must for our environment. What they do not mention here however is where the bags biodegrade. Is it in a landfill or in a compost pile? If it will only biodegrade in a compost pile then their practicality for the average consumer will be very limited as they have no access to a compost facility.
Having big corporations say the are offering the consumer the choice to pick bags to suit their life style is irresponsible. Most consumers simply do not know about this plastic tsunami that is spreading across the globe, that it takes 100’s of years to biodegrade and the mess we are leaving for our descendents. Therefore people who are in control of plastic are the ones who should be taking leadership roles in the distribution of plastic. If they were to educate their customers on reducing their plastic usage they would be praised for their leadership and environmental concern. But to do nothing and push it off to someone else is the wrong thing to to.