There are many brands in the market claiming that they carry 'biodegradable' bags, however, the truth behind that statement is justifying what biodegradable is really is. Most brands that make these claims simply add a chemical known as EPI to Polyethylene (plastic) to aid in the breakdown process. These products are known as oxo-degradable, and the marketing behind them is known as 'greenwashing'. Oxo-degradable products are actually more harmful for the environment as when they start to degrade, they become smaller pieces of plastic, which creates more challenges to waste management and pollution clean-up organizations to dispose of them. Marine scientists also express grave concern as water life ingests the small fragments, thinking of it as food. Also, the only way to completely dispose of this bag is through a commercial sized incinerator. The problem that creates is that not all communities have commercial incinerators and some communities cannot take such material. Their websites recommend that users check with their waste management companies where each lives.
The science behind our material is quite simple - The Grow Bags are US and Internationally certified compostable due to the fact that the material used to produce the bags is made from food-grade material, corn and vegetable oils. Thus, when exposed to either an aerobic (with oxygen)or anerobic (without oxygen) environments, micro-organisms eat away at the bag, leaving no traces. It makes no difference where the bag lands: water, land or soil, bottom of a land fill, or in an incinerator, it completely naturally degrades through consumption. We like to point this out as the circular life-cycle of our products: starts with soil grown corn and returns to the soil or water as nutrients for living creatures. The products were developed to educate consumers on the differences of bag choices and to help provide the best alternative to single-use plastics world-wide.
"IN WHAT LOOKS like a pristine, remote mountain region, tiny pieces of plastic pollution were found raining down from the sky—raising questions about the global extent of plastic pollution—a first-of-its-kind study has found.
Scientists recorded a daily rate of 365 microplastic particles per square meter falling from the sky in the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France."
We are people behind a brand who DO NOT believe in misguiding consumers by falsely advertising ‘GREEN’ products (aka “GREENWASHING”), but instead help educate them on how to properly purchase/use a truly environmentally-beneficial product. Our mission is to reduce the current single-use plastic bag pollution as well as prevent future pollution by offering our certified non-pla, non-pe, non-oxo-degradable certified compostable products.