What are oxo-degradable carrier bags?
Oxo-degradable carrier bags are plastic bags with an additional additive that accelerates the fragmentation (decomposition). Carrier bags that are disposed of in nature are indeed “invisible to the eyes”, but their poisonous microparticles remain in nature. It is impossible to remove these tiny particles that are poisonous to the flora and fauna, and ultimately make their way into the human body from the environment.
The oxo-degradable carrier bags are made of fossil raw material (crude oil) and are neither biodegradable nor compostable.