Bags labelled ‘degradable’ and ‘landfill biodegradable’ are designed to fragment leaving many thousands of small plastic particles which persist in the environment and pollute the soils and waterways.

The single largest component of waste going to landfill in Australia is organic waste. These products do nothing to help address this, unlike a certified compostable BioBag which can be used to collect and distribute organic waste to compost. Degradable and landfill biodegradable bags are not accepted in organic waste processing facilities.