Energy Solutions can help you reduce your fuel bills



Oxo-biodegradable bags are a type of plastic bag that is designed to degrade more quickly than conventional plastic bags. They are made from conventional plastic materials, such as polyethylene, but with the addition of specific additives that enable the plastic to degrade through exposure to oxygen and heat. This process breaks down the plastic into smaller fragments, making it easier for microorganisms to consume and further break down the material.
The oxo-biodegradable process typically involves two stages: an initial oxidation stage, where the plastic breaks down into smaller fragments, and a subsequent biodegradation stage, where microorganisms consume the smaller plastic pieces. This process can significantly accelerate the degradation of the plastic compared to traditional plastics, which can persist in the environment for hundreds of years.
PDF Viewer