As an environmentalist, I encourage everyone around me to opt for environmentally sustainable products. Each house, office, restaurant, hotel, or any type of shelter uses trash bags every day, and a majority of these bags are made from non-biodegradable material such as plastic. There are a number of brands dealing in biodegradable ones, but they are slightly more expensive than the former. Thus, many people put forth a question – why are eco-friendly products expensive? However, I would like to ask a counter-question to these people: are eco-friendly products at all expensive in the long run?
Plastic takes a minimum 100 years to decompose, while some other plastic variants even take up to 2 to 3 centuries to completely break down. With the high amount of plastic that is dumped in the landfills every year, only 12% – 15% plastic breaks down. Thus, by switching to Heavy Duty Biodegradable Trash Bags, we not only reduce the amount of plastic dumped but also the amount of productive land that is converted to landfills each year.
Moreover, when plastic finally starts decomposing after spending hundreds of years in the landfills, it discharges toxins. These toxins not only harm the environment around but also sip in the deepest level of soil where it is discharged, and pollutes the groundwater sources.
Many studies suggest if we continue dumping plastic on the same scale, in a few years every inch of productive land will be utilized as a wasteland for occupying all the non-decomposed plastic waste. Though, eco-friendly supplies are a bit more expensive than the non-biodegradable ones, as the former is produced from raw materials that need extra care unlike plastic that comes extremely cheap economically, but environmentally creating hazards that cannot be undone.
Still do you feel that Eco Friendly Trash Bags 13 Gallon or other variants are expensive?