Oxo-Biodegradable is another great alternative to regular polyethylene and is better for the environment. These bags will work and feel the same as regular poly but will have the oxo-biodegradable additive.
By having this additive in the bag, it’s degradation life is cut short to approximately 24-36 months (varies depending on microbial activaty, heat and stress). IML additive, which we use, will degrade in landfills. It photo-degrades through exposure to sunlight and begins to biodegrade in soil. Degradation is triggered by heat, UV light, and is enhanced by mechanical stress. Once the IML additive is activated, the polyethylene film becomes brittle (experiencing a loss in tensile strength and elasticity), breaks up into small pieces and then biodegrades into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
Please contact us to inquire how you can have your bags 100% Oxo-Biodegradable.