Top critical review
51 people found this helpful
Are these bags really eco-friendly-certified ASTM D6400 biodegradable?
on November 23, 2012
This link tells us what bags to use that are compostable.
Look for ASTM D6400 certification on the box.
oxo-biodegradable is not really enviromental safe. The plastic breaks down to particles too small to see but it is still there.
Out of sight, out of mind technology.
Companies that compost trash for use in the yard, are not allowed to use products that do not meet certain standards, even though they are called biodegradable.
This is from Thurston County solid waste in WA State:
What kind of bag should I put in the compost/yard waste bin?
Use compostable bags only (not plastic bags). Compostable bags are made of organic material such as corn. The composting facility accepts only bags that are certified "ASTM D 6400-99." Examples include: BioBags, Al-Pack, Nature Friendly, and EcoSafe. Click here for more information. [...]