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Plastic

Made of:
Petroleum oil.

Decomposition:
Plastic waste can take up to 1,000 years.

Cons:
*Ends up in oceans, fields, strainers in cities.

*Damaging to ecosystem.

*Pose a danger to wildlife.

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Degradable

Made of:
Petroleum oil and a chemical additives.

Decomposition:
Over the time will break the plastic down into smaller pieces which will take many decades to disappear.

Cons:
*During the decomposition it turn into small pieces of plastic.

*Do not decompose if buried or in water.

*Chemicals or metals can leak.

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Paper

Made of:
Trees.

Decomposition:
Over the time will break the plastic down into smaller pieces which will take many decades to disappear.

Cons:
*14 million trees are cut down yearly for the manufacturing of paper.

*Thousands of gallons of fresh water and bleach are used to clean the pulp.

*It takes more than four times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as it does to manufacture plastic bag.

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Compostable

Made of:
Plants, biobased components or/and vegetable-based like cornstarch.

Decomposition:
Within only 90 days within into Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and water.

Cons:
*Non Recyclable.

*They can be slightly expensive.