OK, you know plastic waste is bad for the environment, but what about what it might be doing to you?
Everyone on this earth must do their part in saving it, and plastic waste is a massive contributor to the climate issues we have and will continue to have with the current rate of plastic disposal and production. Luckily, it's easier than ever to be an eco-friendly household with abundant home-compostable products on the market, like biodegradable plastic zip bags.
Let’s take a closer look at the environmental benefits of switching to biodegradable zip-locking bags like these ones and some other reasons you might not know.
You're reducing harmful chemicals in your home and in your body!
Plastic is made using lots of harsh chemicals, and overtime, these can leech out into whatever is stored in them. If you store food in plastic bags, or get a hot coffee to go in a styrofoam cup, chances are you got some chemicals too. Those chemicals can enter your body through inhalation, ingestion, or even just absorption through your skin.
You're reducing plastic pollution.
Switching to biodegradable ziplock bags for your household or business will significantly reduce that location's overall carbon footprint. And make sure you follow the directions for how to compost them! Some require commercial facilities, while others, like the ones mentioned above can simply be added to your home compost pile. Buying plant-based bags and composting means less plastic waste from your house or business, better for you and the environment!
You're promoting biodegradability.
According to the United Nations, the biodegradation of plastic materials can take anywhere between 20 and 500 years. Using certified compostable alternatives means that under the proper composting conditions these products wont still be around when you are a centurion! Look for biodegradation in the home and no need for a commercial composting facility for businesses, if you do not have easy access to a commercial facility.
You're making your own compost through the use of compostable materials.
Our compostable bags can be run through your home composter or put directly into your garden, though not all brands are the same, so read the details as some require commercial composting facilities. Your garden will thank you!
You're supporting eco-friendly brands.
You can make a difference and drive the market towards more sustainable and eco-friendly brands. Purchasing green kitchen and home supplies from sustainable businesses and brands will contribute to that shift.
Because most plastic disposable products are intended for single use, you must continue buying more to replace your supply. This can get expensive, especially if you have school lunches to pack or a business to run. Biodegradable ziplock bags can be used multiple times, saving you money, or they can be single-use to maximize convenience. Once you compost them when finished, they are guilt-free!
Biodegradable ziplock bags have a multitude of uses: You can organize the pantry, store your leftovers or pre-prepared fruits and vegetables, or freeze excess soups and broths for future use.
They're just as sealable as the plastic alternatives.
This is a two-sided benefit: Your stored food will stay fresher for longer, which is economical for you. Stored food that lasts longer means less food waste, which is good for the environment.
They can be used in your freezer.
Make sure to check the packaging, but in general, you will have no problem using your compostable and biodegradable products in a traditional freezer.
It can be daunting to change up your routines and deviate from the brands you love, especially when it comes to home products. Switching to eco-friendly and green resealable ziplock bags like these is a small change that will make a big difference in the sustainability of your home or business.