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How do you compost Bioplastic bags?

With the development of the times, our awareness of environmental protection is increasing day by day, and an important point in environmental protection is to try to reduce personal waste discharge, among them, the emergence and development of household compost bags can effectively help us reduce the amount of personal waste discarded.

Compost bags or biodegradable plastics are made from natural materials, not synthetic ones. Since the trend is that this type of plastic must be biodegradable, they are made based on the synthesis of natural materials so that its degradation function can be optimally utilized. At the same time, these bio-based plastics can be designed to be structurally the same as petrochemical plastics. Through this structurally similar design, bio-based plastics can achieve similar strength and service life as petroleum-based plastics. Unlike petrochemical plastics, bio-based plastics are biodegradable or compostable.

Now you know what is compost bag, let's learn what compost is.

When it comes to a home composter, or commercial composting facility, it's critical to comprehend what compost genuinely is nothing more than decomposed organic matter. It might be leftover food, plants, twigs, eggshells, coffee grounds ,leaves, or even worms.

Compost is added to the soil or garden to raise the soil's quality and create a better environment for planting and flourishing. After that, over time, fungi or bacteria in the environment break down compostable plastic. The length of time relies on a number of variables , such as moisture content or temperature, both of which are tightly regulated in an industrial composting facility for the best possible decomposition.

That's the basics of composting, now we can talk about how to do it yourself at home.

Whether you live in an apartment or a house, a sturdy container is required, the only difference is that if you live in an apartment, it is recommended to use a container that is airtight so that no odors escape affect your life,And if you have a backyard, it is recommended that you use wooden containers or linen bags, so that you can easily remove the container and take out the compost on the spot after the composting is completed.

After the container is set up, all you need to do is put the kitchen waste in a composting bag and put it in the container. If conditions permit, adding some soil to the container can speed up the entire composting process, which is suitable for composting kitchens The garbage is listed as follows: Food waste including vegetable or food scraps, Coffee grounds or tea. Breads, pasta or cereals, Grass clippings, twigs or leaves, Manure or dry cat or dog food, Cardboard, Newspaper (black and white) or printer paper.

Compostable plastics can be disposed within 90 days, According to the results of our home experiment with biodegradable plastics, the plastic bag had already broken up into minute bits after six weeks of decomposition in a home composter.

In a household environment,depending on your method, additional materials being composted, and the amount of garbage to be composted, the general time for decomposition is three to six months. It is closer to three months in an industrial composting plant that is managed for optimal decomposition.

Depending on how much you hope to decompose and how you maintain your composter a home composter can take anywhere from three to six months to complete, if you don't dispose of it properly.Compostable plastic will take as long as ordinary plastic to break down, which could be millennia.

So if you're in an environment that doesn't handle composting well, and you still want to make a small contribution to plastic disposal, check with your community or nearby recycling company to see if they have a program in place.

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