Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Let's talk about greenwashing...
Definition: When you to make people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is.
Oxo-degradable bags are classic example.
Don't be fooled by the green colour and the earth icon.
These bags breakdown (degrade), in the presence of oxygen (oxo), into smaller pieces of plastic that are impossible to contain- like glitter!
Plastic can never stop being plastic.
These microplastics get into our water and food systems that much faster than regular, whole, plastic.
Stay away from oxo-degradable as much as you can!