Degradable bags are commonly mistaken for biodegradable bags. A degradable bag is a petroleum-based plastic bag that can take up to 1000 years to breakdown, all the while building up within the food chain having potentially devastating effects on the animals that consume them. Biodegradable bags are basically degradable bags with an EPI additive to speed up the breakdown process. It is not clear how long biodegradable bags with this additive take to breakdown and the Science behind it is not widely supported. Adios Plastic’s bags are 100% biodegradable and compostable – meaning that they can safely breakdown back into the Earth within 90 days when composted.
The difference between oxo-biodegradable and compostable is really important. While compostable bags decompose completely leaving behind no harmful chemicals; oxo-biodegradable bags leave behind micro-plastic particles as they decompose. These particles can be problematic as they are often made from petroleum products. Aidos Plastic’s bags are not oxo-biodegradable. They are 100% compostable to the EU standard of EN13432.
Adios bags will decompose into water, carbon dioxide and biomass in approximately 90 days – when placed into a composting environment or compost system. No harmful chemicals are released into the environment during this process.
Our poo bags are certified HOME compostable and Industrially compostable.
Our poo bags are extra strong… to prove this, we tested the bags with a house brick!
At 3.5KG in weight, the bag performed extremely well under this weight.
Our bags are made 100% from plants,40% Corn-starch, 50% PBAT (a biodegradable random copolymer) and 9.99% edible plant glycerine. All of which are completely compostable and biodegradable materials and certified to EN13432 and TUV standards for composting
The bags are 20 microns thick, to give you an idea, most bags on the market are 15 – 18 microns thick. We provide the thickest bags on the market to stop any nasty accidents!