The Gray Lady may someday arrive at your doorstep inside a "green" plastic bag.
A company that makes delivery bags for The New York Times and other major newspapers has designed a plastic bag to biodegrade within three months.
GP Plastics' PolyGreen bags are made with fossil fuels, as are their traditional polyethylene counterparts.
However, a chemical added during manufacturing enables the plastic to be digested by microorganisms. The bags are supposed to disintegrate within a few months outdoors or three years in a landfill when exposed to oxygen and ultraviolet light, leaving behind little but water, carbon … Read more