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September 02, 2019

3 Great Biodegradable Garbage Bags

We all know that plastic garbage bags aren’t great for the environment, especially when they go to a landfill and quickly become surrounded by thousands of other plastic garbage bags. That’s why I’m here to discuss some of the best biodegradable garbage bags on the market. Keep in mind the difference between biodegradable and compostable, “The primary difference between compostable and biodegradable is that compostable products require a specific setting in order to break down, whereas biodegradable products break down naturally. Typically composting is a faster process, but only under the right conditions. Both of these kinds of products are better for the environment than plastic products that can take hundreds of years to disintegrate.” (Source: pjponline.com

Now that we’ve explored the difference between compostable and biodegradable, let’s list some of the best biodegradable and compostable garbage bags. Please note the following items come from this MyBest article on the topic.

You can get these Unni Compostable Trash bags from Amazon for only 11.95 for 100 bags. These bags can hold up to 2.6 gallons and some reviews note that they begin to break down a little too fast for consumer taste. Keep that in mind if you’d like to purchase this particular brand. That said, they also come with BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certification, which is definitely a plus. 

Another product to consider is the Green Earth Compostable kitchen food scraps bags that you can buy off of Amazon for 16 dollars for 50 bags. Again, they are BPI certified and they tend to be a little thicker than other brands (which consumers love.)  

And last but not least, Stout by Envision offers 48 bags for 33 dollars. They have a 30 gallon capacity and customer reviews seem to favor the durability of these bags.

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