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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is it true that Paper and Compostable bags are better than Plastic carrier bags?
  2. Are OxoGreen Branded plastic bags as strong or durable as regular plastic bags?
  3. Are OxoGreen Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags really 100% degradable in landfills?
  4. How much faster will OxoGreen products degrade?
  5. Can OxoGreen plastic products can be used for direct food contact?
  6. Is OxoGreen's degradable plastic recyclable?
  7. Even though the extra cost is little, will consumers understand the significance of using degradable plastic garbage bags and choose OxoGreen?

  1. Is it true that Paper and Compostable bags are better than Plastic carrier bags?

    No. Results from this independent study show single use plastic bags made from polyethylene have many advantages over both compostable plastic bags and paper bags made with a minimum of 30% recycled fiber.



    Independent study
    Performed  by:  Boustead Consulting & Associates Ltd.

    Impact Summary of Various Bag Types

    (Carry Capacity Equivalent to 1000 Paper Bags)

    Paper
    (30% Recycled Fiber)

    Compostable
    Plastic

    Polyethylene

    Total Energy Usage (MJ)

    2622

    2070

    763

    Fossil Fuel Usage (kg)

    23.2

    41.5

    14.9

    Municipal Solid Waste (kg)

    33.9

    19.2

    7.0

    Greenhouse Gases
    (CO2 Tons)

    0.08

    0.18

    0.04

    Fresh Water Usage (Gal)

    1004

    1017

    58

    The findings of this study were peer reviewed by an independent third party with significant experience in life cycle assessments to ensure that the results are reliable and repeatable.


    Now if you use OxoGreen 100% Degradable bags, the impacted on the environment would be reduced immensely, with OxoGreen bags the degrading process will take 18 to 24 months as compared to 100 plus years of conventional plastics.

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  3. Are OxoGreen Branded plastic bags as strong or durable as regular plastic bags?

    Yes. OxoGreen branded plastic bags will maintain both reliable strength and durability for its intended lifespan.

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  5. Are OxoGreen Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags really 100% degradable in landfills?

    Yes. In a landfill, degradation is triggered by heat and mechanical stress, causing the plastic to become brittle and break up into fragments. The biodegradability results from the actions of naturally occurring micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae found commonly in soil and landfills, resulting in the plastic fragments being consumed.

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  7. How much faster will OxoGreen Products degrade?
  8. Depending on the specific item, OxoGreen Products will degrade over 10 times faster than conventional plastics.

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  9. Can OxoGreen plastic products can be used for direct food contact?

    Yes. OxoGreen branded products are designed using non-toxic additives compliant to and meet the FDA.

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  11. Is OxoGreen’s degradable plastic recyclable?
  12. Yes. OxoGreen’s branded degradable plastic can be recycled in any existing recycling facility with regular non-degradable plastics prior to degradation.

    Recyclability CRIQ Recycling Study Summary

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  13. Even though the extra cost is very little, will consumers understand the significance of using degradable plastic garbage bags and choose OxoGreen?
  14. Most people want to know they are doing what they can to help the environment and that includes knowing the hotels they stay in, companies they work for and schools where they teach are all leading by example and willing to do their part, which becomes evident by choosing OxoGreen.
    No other degradable plastic bag is as practical or economical and the value and benefits gained by choosing OxoGreen plastic productsfar outweigh the slight increase in cost moving away from using standard, non-degradable plastic products.

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