# What is biodegradation?
Biodegradation is the process by which organic substances are decomposed by micro-organisms (mainly aerobic bacteria) into simpler substances such as carbon dioxide, water and ammonia.
# How long do the Earthnet bags take to biodegrade?
While traditional Plastics products may take up to thousand years to degrade, Earthnest bags biodegrade within 3-6 months depending on where it is being disposed of.
#Are oxo-fragmentable plastic bags the same as biodegradable bags?
Oxo-fragmentable bags are different from Earthnest biodegradable bags. Oxo-fragmentable plastic bags will only break down into smaller pieces over time but will not biodegrade or compost likewise; whereas Earthnest Bio Bags completely breakdown through biodegradation and turn to compost or manure that can be mixed with soil to promote plant growth.
#Where can we use the bags?
Earthnest Bio Bags have widespread usage. We can use these bags in almost every avenue where plastic bags are being used.
- Super Markets
- Waste Disposal
- Food services
- Consumer electronics
- Consumer goods & household appliances
- Industrial Sector
- Any sector to replace plastic packaging
#Are these Bio bags more expensive than conventional plastic bags?
The cost of production of Earthnest Bio Bags is similar to the conventional plastic Bags.
#Are these Bio bags stronger than conventional plastic bags?
Yes, much stronger than conventional plastic bags. Please refer to ‘The Solution’ page on the website.
#If these bags are soluble in water, will they dissolve in the rain?
No. Earthnest Bio Bags are soluble only in boiling water (> 80 Degree Celsius)so they will not dissolve in the rain.
#If these bags dissolve in water are they harmful to nature?
No, they are not. They are completely anti-toxic and will not harm the animals or the environment.
#What are these Earthnest bags made of?
They are primarily made of vegetable starch like tapioca, corn etc along with some other natural extracts and resins and DO NOT contain polyethylene or polypropylene.
#How and where do we buy the bags?
Bio Bags can be ordered through our website contact www.earthnest.life or channel partners across geographies.
#What are the colours used in the bags?
The colours used are natural dyes and are also antitoxic and environment-friendly. Biobags are 100% safely recyclable with no dangerous by-products.