We all want to do the right thing when we throw out our trash. And that trash, unless it is composted or recycled, goes to a landfill. EPA requires that landfills block out air, moisture, and sunlight, all essential ingredients for proper biograding (and composting as well), so any trash bag labeled biodegradable has an attractive cachet, but provides no benefit if it ends up in a landfill, where it becomes just another plastic bag since it cannot rot. We’re really caught between a rock and a hard place. The best thing to do? Recycle or compost where we can. Otherwise, minimize our trash. Click here for more information.