Are such bags really totally biodegradable?

I bought some gulab jamuns at Shanti Sagar in Jayangar 4th T Block today, and I got a bag that says this:


Reliable, useful journalism needs your support.

Over 600 readers have donated over the years, to make articles like this one possible. We need your support to help Citizen Matters sustain and grow. Please do contribute today. Donate now


Truegreen ‘biodegradable’ plastic. Pic: Deepa Mohan

Are such bags truly not made of plastic, and completely biodegradable?

I googled for the website, here. The company name is Greendiamz Biotech Ltd., and they list, amongst their products…”Garbage Bags Roll, Flower Pot, Dog Poop Bag”. However, I am not able to learn what the raw material is, and how it is biodegradable. Their “manufacturing process” page is…blank! So I am still left wondering if this, or is not, a plastic bag…. and whether, or not, I should use it.


WE WANT TO THANK YOU
for reading Citizen Matters, of course. It would be fantastic to be able to thank you for supporting us as well. For 12 years we have strived to bring you trustworthy and useful information about our cities. Because informed citizens are crucial to make a better city. Support Citizen Matters today.

DONATE NOW



About Deepa Mohan 768 Articles
Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.