J-Trend Systems now supplies biodegradable dog waste bags manufactured with oxo-biodegradable formula that have been fully tested and certified by oxo-biodegradable plastic association.Our oxo-biodegradable pet waste bags are economical and earth friendly. J-Trend Systems dog waste bags keep your environment clean and leave no harmful traces - 100% degraded. (for more information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(assessment report: http://www.jtrend-systems.com/jtrend_systems/reports_dogpoobag_01.html)
Everytime when we shop in grocery stores and supermarkets, we see consumers looking for better products, lower price and smart buy. Better products are products that are produced with better quality or higher value; lower price means competitively priced, and smart buy means you make the right choice. But how can consumers find our go green products. This is a problem because sometimes the retailers tend to charge too high and that freak out some good manufacturers, as they have to spend too much money on advertising, giving commissions to marketers, and make the products with lower cost materials, sometimes it's not good to making things moving to improve our world. But this is what what we want, as a marketer of our brands, we try everything we can to produce "best product", "low cost leadership", and "creativity". Sometimes, copycat is not going to make consumers pay attention to, so in order to reach our consumers, we have treid everything we can to reach our target customers. For example:
- cost leadership: we price our products at 20~25% lower than oour competitors, we save some marketing cost and give rebate directly to customers
- quality leadership: we set up our own test facility and quality control systems for degradable plastic products, we do not just add "addtive technology", in order to make sure all our products are 100% degradable and having controlled safe service life, we test everything before we make them commercialized and having a professional service team to facus on improving product quality especially devoting resource on carbon footprint reduction
- green showroom: we understand logistic also cost money and a lot of energy, instead of sending samples and inviting people to visit to touch our products, smell them, and test them, we invite customers to visit our green showroom anytime and we use social media to interact with our customers whenever they need.
We are still waiting for our dreams to come true for the first retailer to adpot our products on their shelf.
It is ia great news for plastic bag industry, since plastic bank has been an issue that everyone concerns - reduce plastic bags, reuse them, and recycled them, but what's the points to ban plastic if there is not an avaliable green technology that can replace disposable plastics, ban plastic is a meaningless approach that make the total plastic industry shock and don't know what and how to follow the green policy to move on for a greener world.
California´s plastic bag ban fails in state senate 14-21 Sept. 1 -- California´s plastic bag ban, which would have banned single-use plastic bags from retail outlets in the state, has failed in the state senate by a vote of 14-21. The bill, AB 1998, garnered support from environmental groups and was called a hidden tax on consumers by the American Chemistry Council. "We congratulate Senate members for discarding a costly bill that provides no real solutions to California´s litter problem and would have further jeopardized California´s already strained economy," said Tim Shestek, senior director of State Affairs for the American Chemistry Council. "Plastic bag makers look forward to working with grocers, legislators and environmental groups to develop workable, effective legislation that enables consumer choice, promotes recycling education and encourages a healthy environment and economy," Shestek said. The ACC worked towards the measure´s defeat. Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, one of the organizations championing the bill, thanked the group´s supporters in an email message. "We gave this bill our all -- thanks to all of you who supported our efforts," said Murray. The organization´s efforts aren´t over, however. He said CAW would be moving from a state to a local initiative. "Los Angeles County, Santa Monica, San Jose, Berkeley and many other cities and counties have announced they will soon ban plastic bags. CAW will be advocating in the coming months to enact these and other plastic bag bans at the local level." Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Amanda Smith-Teutsch at 330-865-6166 or email@example.com
We always wish to share with more households and friends about the solution for plastics waste and we need to take a positive position to face it and speak out what we think to improve our life and save the earth. A frequently asked question, if we can recycle plastics, why we need to make them degradable, and since we can resue them again and again, and actually we are pretty "organic" , we use cotton, jute, and plant based materials, why we need to care about disposable plastics which are something we have not considered to use them in our everyday life. But can you think again, have you really not using any plastics? here are some simple questions to help you evaluate the impact you might have for the earth that associate with disposable plastics:
- does your organic food need packaging? when you shop in WHOLEFOOD? are they not in plastics? how about the organic veggie or fruit? (this is the biggest chain store supermarket that specialised selling healty and organic liftstyle in the US)
- do you use any garbage bags? 13 gallon tall kitchen bags? are they not made from plastics?
- do you use any ziplock or hefty gallon freezer bags? are they not in plastics?
- do you usually "reuse" disposable plastic products or plastic packaging? it will be easy for us to use retail carrier bags for garbage bag, but no one is going to use again the produce bags that we use them in the supermarket since they are usually topped with a some fingerprints and may not be so clean.
- how about the dog poop pbag/ dog waste bags? are they not made with plastics?
If we admit we do use plastics, we actually cannot keep us away from them, whereever you go, there is always plastic packaging, some are actually in paper packaging (but guess what? these paper also laminated with the plastic film). Thus, we have to consider how if these plastic garbages are thown away in the ocean or not been collected into the usual disposal stram, such as inciniration, landfill and recycle. The solution is, we need to make sure they will decompose and leave no harmful residue in our environment - and most importantly, they have to be priced right and affordable, because no one is going to use expensive disposable plastics every day.
A frequently asked question about " biodegradable plastics and green products ", is it really so expensive, can't someone just invent something that is affordable for everyday use - this may quite reflects what a lot of eco consumers's mind, come'on, I rather use a reusable bag tote, recycled plastics, resuable shopping bags, instead buying something that claims " biodegradable ", " corn starch ", " oxo biodegradable", or anything too green to be true. 3R is about reuse, reduce, recycle, why do I need a " biodegradable " bag, which is much more expensive, and less strength, and smells funny? By the way, I need to explain to you something you may not know, reuse is certainly better than recycle, because recycling needs:
- Transportation to a recycling centre (burning fuel)
- Energy, water and chemicals to reprocess it
- The quality of the recycled plastic at times may be of lower quality due to contamination with different plastics
I used to have the similiar mindset, like I always carry a green reusable tote when I shop is costco or BJ's since they do not offer a bag and carton boxes just not going to help me much if I am going to shop alone and no one helps me to move the carton up to the car - so heavy, I rather just bring a few reusable and strong bags that can help me to seperate and organize stuffs apart... but things are changing now, I see a lot of " biodegradable 13G tall kitchen bag ", " biodegradable cutleries", and " biodegradable dog waste bags " on the market, and some of them are really really expensive, twice more expensive than ordinary plastic bags, can I really afford it? They are definately not an affordable and conscious choice for everyday, because people may choose to use them in special occassions, like world environmental day, earther day... but not every household will be bothered to pay such high premium for the bags that they use everyday disposable (a waste of money) and these bags go to landfill, but not compost (I'll share with everyone about "compostable bags", but you can check here if this is not too technical for you).
MY PERSONAL OPINION:
- biodegradable and compostable bags are more expensive - they are good for industrial compost, but other than that, they will not degrade when they were thrown to the ocean by someone (maybe he/she doesn't mean it, just the little baby does it)
- oxo biodegradable/controll life bags can be self constructed after the safe service life - they are not good for compost, but other than that, they will degrade as long as there is oxygen, means in the river, ocean, school, roads, on the tree, they will be 100% degrade to water, CO2, and biomass.
- cost, biodegradable compostable bags are twice more expensive and oxo biodegradable controlled life bags are only 15~20% more - commercially affordable, just like an insurance premium for our environment, why not? And the cost should be paid by the brands, retailer, manufacturer, not consumers.
To test oxo biodegradable plastic products is not an easy job because when its been made, you can not tell any difference from ordinary plastics, so it is important to have standard operation process to prepare for the testing process.
Firstly, we start the small scale trial production of around 100~500KG conventional plastics finished goods, and at the end of this production run, we add oxo biodegradable additives which is specially formulated and designed that tailors to the product application we wish to produce. By doing conventional and degradable samples in the same production run, we will make sure all factors have been controlled, so we have "controlled samples" and "degradable samples".
Secondly, we do some simple sampling process and collect the equivalent amount of samples of each type(usually 500g~1000g) depend on the production type, and then send to lab for testing to see whether the physical properties have been affected and whether the degradation start as planned (ASTM D6954-04)
Finally, usually we need to wait for around 30~60 working days for the aging test (QUV and thermal), so here you go the summary of our test reports. Generally, every application trial takes 3~6 months to develop, and so far we have more than 100 application trials.
This is our newst video sharing posted on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. We wish to share with our customers about how we started this green business. We wish to provide an alternative and solution to the plastics that get into the environment, such as ocean, roads, rivers, and forest. Has anyone thought of even if you make the bag "biodegradable", it is not going to resolve the plastic pollution. Reason 1, the plastic bags that were thrown into the ocean and leaving in the environment uncollected will just be there; Reason 2, biodegradable or the compostable bags will not self construct naturally, they have to be moved to the compost facilities which is irrelevant to the disposable items leaving and flowing on the ocean.
Making the plastic self construct to protect our environment and anaimals, this concept is quite self-explainatory, because it is like getting an insurance for the disposable bags, containers, and cups we use. How if, how if, they do not get into the conventional disposal stream, such as recycling, inciniration, compost, and landfill - they will still break down into small fragments, and then become a totally different structure that can be bio-assimilated. Some of my friends and family concern about will they be still strong and durable to use. Definately yes, before they start to decompose, they are just as strong as ordinary plastics you use everyday and you see in every type of products that require packaging.