Why biodegradable bags don't mean much

  • 28/06/2018

As plastic bags are phased out of everyday use, the founder of a plant-based bag company says we should be wary of the term 'biodegradable'.

Jon Reed is the founder of compostic, which produces bags made from plant materials, corn starch and biodegradable material PBAT.

They break down in just 12 weeks because they're compostable, not biodegradable - a term which Mr Reed says has been "cheapened".

"A plastic bag is biodegradable - over 250,000 odd years."

Watch the full interview on The AM Show.