I was in hopes that Seventh Generation made biodegradable plastic trash bags. Do they/is this a possibility?
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Compostable bags then, whatever - we would like these too!
In case you didn't already know, Houston has a terrible problem with acid rain. Limestone is quickly eaten away by the rainfall in the Houston area. It may be that the acid rain is affecting these bags. If rain is not present, it is possible that the level of pollution that causes the acid rain may also be to blame. Just a couple of possibilities for your disintegrating bag problems.
In the Houston area Walmart sells biodegradable plastic bags. As mentioned, there have been complaints of the bags starting to disintegrate while at the curb waiting for the green truck. Maybe 7th generation can make a better one.
Houston started using biodegradable plastic bags for grass clippings. The news has shown complaints that the bags start to decompose while at the street before the green truck comes around.I do not know if it is our weather that causes the problem. Should 7th Generation put out biodegradable bags, I ask your engineers to take into account all weather conditions so a bag will not decompose while before the green truck shows up.
I would love to see 7th Generation make compostable 13 gallon garbage bags. I read somewhere that the "biodegradable" ones, even when they do break down, break down into little plastic pellets. Not what I had in mind. So I think we are really all thinking about compostable bags that do break down, given the right conditions. I know they are out there, I see them online. But I'd like to be able to buy them at the store.
I know nothing is perfect, certianly our landfills. But I can't see doing nothing and creating plastic Hefty mountains that are certian to never degrade.
The term "biodegradable" is a misnomer and the most riduculous greenwash of our time. Imagine for a moment our landfills, which are no more than a clay lined hole in the ground. There "tombs" let nothing in (like moisture, air or sunlight) and they are designed to not allow anything exit (like leachate or contaminated water). So when a bag loaded with additives to make it disintegrate into tiny pieces hits the upper level of the landfill, it will need to degrade before the bulldozer rolls over it with another 3 foot layer of trash. If it fails to break down during that short period, then it remains intact with all the other material in the landfill. So we can stop fooling ourselves to assume that anything is degradable, photedegradable, biodegradable or oxodegradable. The material is either certified compostable which is diverted from the waste stream altogether or its trash/solid waste that cannot be recycled.
I shop at a store where they have biodegradable bags for produce; maybe garbage bags are next. In the meantime, the newspaper makes a great wrapping for food waste going into the yard/food waste container for compost. I remember my mom using the newspaper before the ubiquitous plastic bag. A biodegradable "plastic" bag would help cut down the odor in the can!
this is an area that we could all definitely benefit by. we throw out a ton of garbage on a weekly basis... i hope that this company hears us and develops a biodegradable bag... 13 gallons preferred by this consumer!
I would love to see biodegradable plastic garbage bags too, since everyone uses these on a daily basis. This would be another SG product to invest in!!
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