To reduce the “burden” on the environment, consumers and businesses today are both prioritizing the use of biodegradable bags in all areas of life. However, Minh Sang is sure that not everyone understands what biodegradable bags are, how they work, and how long is their correct decomposition time?
Let’s discover all of that in the article below.
1. What is biodegradable bags?
Since the harmful effects of plastic in general and nylon bags, in particular, have created a global pollution crisis, biodegradable bag products are considered the perfect alternative, which is both convenient and environmentally friendly at the same time due to its decomposition rate many times faster than conventional nylon bags.
What makes biodegradable bags have a quick decomposition time?
In fact, there is no material capable of decomposition on its own. Decomposition requires the impact of microorganisms and environmental factors such as light, temperature, humidity, catalysts…
Therefore, to be precise, this bag is able to self-destruct in the natural environment faster than conventional plastic bags (500-1000 years) due to the action of microorganisms or factors that help to reduce the impact on the environment. In order to do this, the materials produced in the bag must have the participation of origin organic materials such as cornstarch, bagasse, flour … Besides, there is still the presence of traditional plastic to ensure toughness and good elasticity for the bag.
Specifically, the bag will include 3 main components:
– About 40% starch (wheat, cornstarch, bagasse …)
– 50% of traditional plastic resin
– The remaining 10% are organic decomposition aids
These components are mixed to form plastic beads that are able to self-hydrolyze, ferment, and generate microorganisms inside the plastic vessels. These microorganisms attack and destroy plastic circuits faster under the impact of humidity, external environmental factors, thereby shortening the decomposition time to only 6 months and decomposition completely in 5- 10 years, many times faster than ordinary nylon bag.
2. Characteristics and uses of biodegradable bags
With the composition of plastic particles and starch, the bag both possesses the basic physical characteristics of conventional plastic and is more environmentally friendly, including:
Because plastic resins are hydrophobic products, the plastic products will also have optimal water resistance, helping to protect the contents of the bag well (for example, walking in the rain, keeping in the fridge…)
Smooth, thin, tough, and durable
Basically, biodegradable bags are no different from nylon bags in terms of characteristics such as smoothness, thinness, toughness, durability, convenience and ease of use. Therefore, they are widely used in many different fields, very popular with consumers and businesses.
Fast decomposition time
The outstanding feature of a biodegradable bag is its rapid decomposition time of 3-6 months, and its ability to completely decompose in only 5-10 years, more environmentally friendly.
Safer for the health of consumers
The much lower plastic content when producing conventional nylon bags not only helps to accelerate the decomposition of biodegradable bags but also minimizes the harmful effects of plastic on the health of consumers.
3. The application of biodegradable bags
With the above advantages, biodegradable bags are increasingly popular and gradually replace conventional nylon bags. We can see them in many different fields such as:
- Food bags
- Medical equipment bag
- Electronic components bag
- Agricultural mulch
- Garbage bag
Minh Sang – Manufacturer of biodegradable bags from Biobased-Biodegradable plastic beads
Using Biobased-Biodegradable plastic as raw material is the outstanding feature of Minh Sang to produce both quality and environmentally friendly packaging products.
The bags are made of Biobased-Biodegradable resin, produced by Minh Sang Company, is a product line mixed in proportion:
- 50% PE virgin plastic (petroleum-based plastic, unused and impurities, no additives)
- About 40% of wheat starch.
- The remaining 10% are organically derived enhancers.
The advantage of biodegradable bags in Minh Sang is low plastic content helps promote decomposition and protect the health of consumers, so it is very popular in the market.
With a team of experienced human resources, production processes using modern machines and technological lines, Minh Sang has produced many beautiful, delicate, and luxurious biodegradable bags. diversifying market demand with high quality, best price because there are no intermediaries. Moreover, we produce according to customer requirements, so our bag products will meet the requirements of customers.