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"Biodegradable" plastic bags survive three years in sea

Do "biodegradable" plastic bags really biodegrade? These scientists examined the degradation of five of these bags. This is what they found out.

05/15/2019 10:51 AM
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  • Arka J.
    06/21/2020 06:45

    NO MORE PLASTIC BAG !!!

  • Ahmad M.
    06/16/2020 12:23

    The definition of "Biodegradable" should be very clearly defined.

  • Heather C.
    06/07/2020 10:29

    Stop using plastic bags, use paper or cloth bags which can be reused

  • Christopher C.
    05/25/2020 04:04

    When are people going to realize just because it is printed on something doesn’t necessarily make it true.....

  • Guy I.
    05/20/2020 10:31

    Worse than global warming ! Daily destroying thousands of aquatic and land animals! Must stop manufacturing and distribution of plastics into the environment at all levels!

  • Eileen B.
    05/05/2020 22:42

    Plastic bag are a cancer to the planet and everything alive

  • Mrunal S.
    04/25/2020 10:20

    Forget about invention for new kind of material to make carry bags. Why can't look into past and use bags made out from used clothes. Carry bags made out from utilised cloth last much much longer, beautiful embroidery work can be placed, can be washed, reutilize and no environmental issues....

  • Hajera M.
    03/13/2020 00:35

    An eye- opener!

  • Christian M.
    02/13/2020 23:50

    Ugh ok I get it... we need more biodegradable options but instead of telling us what we already know. Why not invest in making a type of sturdy biodegradable plastic if possible to make these bags? I know we should reuse and compost more but I know not everyone is able or willing to recycle so what we have to do is create an option and make it affordable.

  • Benny T.
    02/10/2020 12:27

    Didnt someone create an edible plastic bag that's made from seaweed?

  • Alvin V.
    02/05/2020 10:52

    Nih

  • Wanda C.
    02/04/2020 20:01

    So it appears we've been misled. Why am I not surprised.

  • Lance K.
    02/04/2020 11:24

    I remember the days when older people were very green by having paper bags, paper straws, etc

  • Lorenzo M.
    02/04/2020 09:06

    WHAT THE HECK?? Are you seriously making viral such false information?? Biodegradable means it must be processed first in a industrial composting facility.... What experiment is that? Remove this video before it does more damage than already did

  • Rusty Y.
    02/04/2020 06:14

    It was never about the environment but a cash grab on the tax payers free bags that biodegrade over time to paying for bags that don’t biodegrade at all

  • Katerina T.
    02/03/2020 01:33

    Such a great visual!

  • Marjhun C.
    02/02/2020 23:31

    , 's You fooled us.

  • Marjhun C.
    02/02/2020 23:28

    Biodegradable Plastic bags are false advertisement, to fool people and make them think those plastic they made are easily melt like papers..

  • Wanda H.
    02/02/2020 22:33

    Those don’t look like biodegradable bags

  • Ruby A.
    02/02/2020 16:17

    biodegrable bags arent effective !!