Biodegradable and compostable are often used interchangeably but they are NOT the same thing.
Here's the truth...
BIODEGRADABLE products will eventually disintegrate over time, usually over hundreds of years, into smaller pieces but these can be still be harmful to organisms. These smaller pieces of plastic fragments are known today as MICROPLASTICS.
COMPOSTABLE bags on the other hand decompose into non-toxic organic matter which can be broken down to form a nutrient rich soil or "compost".
About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those 236,000 tons are microplastics.
Every minute a truck load of plastic is dumped into the ocean and this is set to increase by 10 times in the next two years.
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Worldwide, 2 million plastic bags are used every minute. Some countries have already banned single use plastic bags. Don't add to that number and buy a compostable bag.
Composting is a great way to clean up the earth. It reduces the amount in landfills and the production of harmful greenhouse gases like methane. Composting can also clean contaminated soil and reduce your carbon footprint.