The dog poo bag experiment that'll shock you into change
What happened when we buried a degradable, biodegradable and compostable dog poop bag in our garden for six months?
As you can see the results are somewhat shocking. But for me, this wasn't enough I was still curious, Are the bags still functional? Has been buried in the ground had any effect on them at all?
As you can see from the video the degradable bag is perfectly fine to use.
Once again the shock of the experiment was provided by the biodegradable bag - perfectly usable, no signs of weakness either.
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Read on for even more information regarding the make-up of each bag.
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Crafted from polyethene, a common form of plastic. It's important to note that despite its degradable nature, it can take up to 1000 years to fully break down. This extended breakdown period leads to the release of micro-plastics, which can have detrimental effects on the soil, oceans, and waterways.
The most misleading of the three due to clever phrasing and visual representations. Constructed from a blend of petroleum, chemicals, and supplementary microorganisms. There are no established timeframes, criteria, or certifications necessary to authenticate or substantiate any assertions regarding the process or duration of decomposition. Requires several years to decompose.
Produced using renewable cornstarch sources. Adheres to strict European standards - Within 12 weeks, no more than 10% of the original material remains in pieces larger than 2mm, and ensures zero contamination of the soil. Leaves behind no micro-plastics, only soil-enriching nutrients.*Results based on ideal composting conditions.
Fun fact - All things labelled compostable are in fact biodegradable, but all things labelled biodegradable aren't actually compostable.
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