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I’ve been playing airsoft for a number of years now and I’ll be the first to admit that in the past I never used biodegradable BBs. But most of that has changed over the years for a number of different reasons. I guess back then, and even today, not much was known about biodegradable airsoft BBs.
So what are degradable Airsoft BBs made from? Biodegradable BBs are made from an unique blend (different kinds of resin) of products that are designed to break down over time when revealed to the setting. Better makes are certified as compostable.
Biodegradable Airsoft BBs Material Used.
Eco-friendly Airsoft BBs are made from various sorts of resin. What actually is resin? Well, material is a solid or extremely thick substance of plant or synthetic origin that is usually convertible into polymers. Materials are actually mixtures of natural substances. Plants produce materials for their safety benefits in reaction to injury.
A combination of eco-friendly processes is being used to generate eco-friendly BBs with homogeneous resin construction. So in short, it appears that these BBs are made of all-natural basic materials and so I anticipate that nature can break these BBs to garden compost…very interesting!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BIODEGRADABLE BBS TO DECOMPOSE?
How fast a biodegradable airsoft BB will decompose depends on the setting as well as your environments. Airsoft is played all over the world so just how quick they compose really depends on climate and environments. In Europe we have a maritime environment so I expect that BBs decay faster than in a continental environment.
This difference has an impact, as numerous other factors, yet that doesn’t suggest that it takes less than a couple of years to decompose. No, we’re discussing a long period of time. We’re speaking about years instead of two, three or 5 years to garden compost and also vanish. I hope that they design a truly eco-friendly BB some day. It’s much better for the environment and also our future generation.
BIODEGRADABLE OR REGULAR BBS
- Better Quality
- Way Less expensive
- Can Last for several decades
- Not environmental friendly
- More weight variation options
- Environmental friendly
- Decompose in a couple years
- Lower Quality
- Often shatter or break on hard objects
- More likely to jam your airsoft gun (due to oily film)
Older bio BBs have been known to have a bad reputation on quality. However, the newer, organic based plastic BBs, are much better. Try and keep this in mind the next time you purchase some airsoft BBs
Best Biodegradable BBs
There a quite a bit of different biodegradable BBs on the market. Some are indeed better than others so to save you some time, here are a few airsoft biodegradable BBs I would recommend.
WHAT ARE BIODEGRADABLE AIRSOFT BBS MADE OF? Final Thoughts
It’s really important now more than every to make sure we keep nature intact. Leaving around plastic BBs can be harmful to the environment and small animals that come along and eat a few plastic BBs. Plastic BBs may be cheaper, but I do think it’s worth purchasing biodegradable BBs.
What types of airsoft BBs do you usually use? Let us know in the comments below and as always feel free to checkout our latest article here.