A compostable bag life cycle
A Compostable Plastic Bag Cycle
As a responsible choice with the environment, unlike of the plastic bag, it shows the compostable bags as a measure of the decrease the pollution and toxic waste for the health of the world and the society.
The compostable bag lifecycle is:
- Production: the corn starch is extracted from the raw material, a natural polymer obtained from the corn starch, the wheat or the potato.
- Then the microorganisms transform it into a smaller molecule of lactic acid that works as a base for the production of polymer chains of polylactic acid.
- The crosslinking chains of polymeric of the polylactic acid give place to the biodegradable plastic sheet that works as the base for the elaboration of a lot of nonpolluting plastic products.
- This plastic sheet is transported to production companies and the transformation of the plastic bags.
- Then they’re distributed to commercial establishments for the uses and commercialization of the compostable bags in their daily life.
- The bag is used and then it becomes waste (estimated time of use: twelve minutes)
- The process of biodegradation becomes the estimated time from 6 to 9 months.
The bioplastics extracted from the corn starch has become the never-ending and renewable resource, presents short and closed life cycles such rates of big farming, low water consume, impulse the growth of the cropping sector and it makes stronger the extensions of crops in the path to give up. In the all process of the life cycle, the agents of contamination have decrease until the 1000% in comparison with the process of plastic bag production.
The particularity of a Compostable bag is that they can be used as fertilizer for home plants, and with it make them grow healthy and motivate the reutilization of plastic bags. With the AMS Compostables bags, besides of generating reusable disposal, it is avoided to accumulate unnecessary waste for sanitary landfills and to reduce the congestion of garbage with the objective of improving the public health conditions for society and the environment.
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