• Ray Scott

    Very curious…when you say “They get into soil and slowly release toxic chemicals” what are the substances you are referring to? I have heard this before but no one will say what toxic substance is in the bag…

  • Alan Andrew

    Nothing completely degrades in modern landfills because of the lack of water, light, oxygen and other important elements that are necessary for the degradation process to be completed.

    Plastic bags never biodegrade. They photodegrade, meaning they simply break into smaller pieces of plastic. When exposed to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, polyethylene’s polymer chains become brittle and start to crack. This suggests that plastic bags will eventually fragment into microscopic granules.
    When plastic bags are disposed of in the ocean, they release a toxin called Dichlorodiphenlydichloroethylene (DDE), which removes hydrogen from the plastic. DDE acts as a poison to the marine life and could have severe consequences, such as making them ill due to pollution.

  • Mythious

    Thank you vary much for the useful information

  • bob

    thanks i needed this stuff for a report and I ‘ll remember not to use plastic bags

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