1. Biodegradable & compostable plastics take less time to break down
Biodegradable packaging and biodegradable bags take much less time to break down after being discarded, if they haven’t been recycled, of course. What this means is that it gets absorbed in the earth, and there will no longer be tons of plastic dominating our landfills.
2. Biodegradable & compostable plastics are renewable
Biodegradable plastics are made from biomass, which is a completely renewable resource. It is an organic compound, which breaks down. There is plenty of it around the globe. Biomass includes trees, plants, grass, and all organic materials that decompose.
3. Biodegradable & compostable plastics are good for the environment
Biodegradable plastics are much better for the environment, because there is no harm done to the earth when recovering fossil fuels. Also, in this process there are very few greenhouse gas and harmful carbon emissions. Regular plastics need oil for their manufacturing, which pollutes the environment.
4. Biodegradable & compostable plastics require less energy to produce
Biodegradable plastics need less than half the energy to produce than their non-biodegradable counterparts. This means that it is possible to make twice the amount of biodegradable packaging and biodegradable bags using the same amount of energy.
5. Biodegradable & compostable plastics are easier to recycle
Biodegradable plastics are created from materials that are fully biodegradable. This means that they can break down much faster and recycling them takes less energy. Biodegradable plastics can be reused more efficiently, which gives them a clear advantage.
6. Biodegradable & compostable plastics are not toxic
Traditional plastics are full of harmful by-products and chemicals, which are released during their breakdown process. Biodegradable plastics are completely safe and do not have any chemicals or toxins. This plastic harmlessly breaks down and gets absorbed into the earth. Such advantages of bioplastics are of extreme importance, as the toxic plastic load on the earth is growing and at this rate will cause a whole range of problems for future generations.
7. Biodegradable & compostable plastics reduce dependence on foreign oil
The use of biodegradable plastics will decrease the country’s dependence on other countries for fossil fuels. The majority of the oil that is needed to make regular plastic comes from the Middle East. Biodegradable plastics are created from domestic biomass materials, so it reduces the dependence on foreign oil, providing a domestic solution instead.