May 15, 2005

BioBag: Biodegradable and Compostable Bags

Originally from MetaEfficient, reBlogged by ts

5149333.jpg BioBags are the first 100% bio degradable alternative to plastic bags. They are made from cornstarch, vegetable oil and other renewable resources.

BioBags makes kitchen “compost bags” to store foods scraps before composting. They can also can be used to store food in the refrigerator. The advantage over plastic, is that these bags will “breath” without leaking. This allows heat and moisture to evaporate, which keeps food fresh longer. Also, unlike plastic bags, there is no risk of Biobags leaching unhealthy residues into your food.

They also make biodegradable “doggy waste” bags (which is actually a great application of bioplastic), and “lawn and left” bags.

For the garden, there is Garden Bio-Film, which is designed to protect your plantings from weeds and stimulate warmth for uniform growth, then return itself to the earth after the plantings reach maturation. The film also serves as a plant protector during frost and wind warnings.

Here is a list of retailers who sell BioBags (scroll down to see the list). Eco-Products seems to have the widest selection.