I remember reading an article about the person who invented plastic garbage bags. At first the man was heralded as a hero - after all the previous practice was to throw all your trash into the garbage tin, haul it to the larger one outside, dump it into it and then haul the large one to the curb on garbage day. They you had the wonderful job of taking the small one inside and scrubbing away all the residue of the garbage before repeating the process. Rather labour intensive, right? So when this guy comes along and offers people an alternative to that, well, he's a hero! The only problem is that they don't biodegrade. Flash forward to now and our problems of too much waste that doesn't biodegrade and the filling of our landfill. The former way may not have been pleasant but it did at least not cause an eco hazard.
Why do we allow businesses to produce dangerous products and not hold them accountable? They should have to clean up the problems they produce! How fast would some of the companies that produce plastics try to find a biodegradable (and not a percentage mind you! A real bio degradable bag!!) garbage bag if they were going to have to start picking each and every one up out of landfill. Maybe we need to stand up and demand such things! Like now!