ABC Radio Perth’s breakfast team chats with BioBag World Australia Director Scott Morton about how free plastic shopping bags disappearing isn’t necessarily going to help the environment. We’re taking a thin shopping bag and tripling the thickness and we’re also now buying plastic liners, so the sheer volume of plastic is growing exponentially.
The best way to help the environment is to take reusable bags to the shops and the second best way is to choose compostable BioBags that break down into organic matter with no toxic residues or micro-plastics left behind.
Some plastic bag marketers are taking advantage of the term ‘biodegradable’ because this doesn’t mean anything unless quantified by time. Plastic bags are being labelled as ‘biodegradable’ and ‘naturally degradable’ but they actually break down into micro-plastics.