A biodegradable mulch film is a great option for vegetarians and those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. But is it compostable? And if so, how? In this article, we will answer these questions and more. We’ll discuss the benefits of biodegradable mulch film and explore its compostability. Plus, we’ll provide tips on choosing the right biodegradable mulch film for your needs and how to dispose of it when you’re done using it properly.
What is biodegradable mulch film?
Biodegradable mulch film is a natural, organic material that will biodegrade within 14 to 28 days after application. It is made from wood fibers, water and a small percentage of food-based color. It has the same benefits as regular mulch for your garden or yard: it helps retain moisture and heat, reduces weed growth, keeps soil from eroding and provides an attractive ground cover.
Biodegradable mulch can be used in vegetable gardens and flower beds, around trees and shrubs, or any other area that needs protection from erosion and weeds.
What are the benefits of biodegradable plastic mulch?
As you can imagine, biodegradable plastic film has many benefits over traditional plastic sheeting or wood mulch. Here are some of them:
More eco-friendly than plastic sheeting or wood mulch
biodegradable plastic mulch is made from recycled materials such as post-consumer beverage bottles and newspapers. Because of its recyclability, this type of mulch can be used over and over again without any environmental harm.
Less expensive than other types of mulch
One of the best things about biodegradable mulch film is how much money it saves you in the long run. Because it’s made from recycled materials that don’t require any extra resources to produce, it costs less than other types of mulch.
Cost-effective: biodegradable plastic mulch is made from recycled materials that are readily available in most areas. This means it won’t cost you much more than traditional wood mulch, especially if you buy it locally in bulk. It’s also easy to install and doesn’t require any tools or special equipment; unroll it and place it over your garden beds or flower beds.
Easy to install: biodegradable mulch is lightweight and comes in rolls that measure 50 feet long by 35 feet wide by 5 mils thick (1/16 inch). You don’t have to worry about cutting any pieces since they’re pre-cut into strips of different widths ranging from 2 inches wide up to 8 inches wide, so they’ll fit perfectly into any sized bed or border you need them no matter what size you have available at your home or business location.
Since it comes from a natural source, biodegradable plastic mulch film is compostable under most conditions. The same applies to its constituent bioplastic components derived from renewable sources. In other words, if you can compost your leaves, you can also compost mulch film. One caveat: mulch film is meant to be a protective layer that sits atop the soil, so it doesn’t break down or when incorporated into the soil itself. However, this feature also makes it easy to collect and dispose of when it needs replacing.