Do plastic bags biodegrade?

They don’t. They can last hundreds of years in landfills, unless exposed to the sun, which photo-degrades them into smaller and smaller particles. But even then, the plastic doesn’t disappear - scientists are now finding microscopic plastic particles in the world’s oceans and in the tissue of fish.

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1. Do plastic bags biodegrade?
2. Why not switch to paper bags?
3. Wouldn’t compostable bags solve the problem?
4. What is the City of Napa’s definition of a recycled paper bag?
5. What is the City of Napa’s definition of a reusable bag?
6. Why are reusable bags better for the environment?
7. Where can I get reusable bags?
8. Are reusable bags safe? Won’t they harbor germs?
9. What if I forget my reusable bags?
10. What if I can’t afford to purchase a reusable bag?
11. Why not offer plastic bags, but charge for them instead?
12. How can I avoid the charge?