Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Biodegradable Trash BagsI just spotted these cool bags at Food Fight’s website.

These sound really cool. I need to bug Sundance, my neighborhood grocery store, about carrying them. Sundance carries special ‘plastic like’ silverware by the salad and hot food bar that are also biodegradable.


posted February 7th, 2006 at 3:40 pm

Really great idea. Thanks for pointing these out! As soon as I can find them I’m buying some. I noticed my organic produce delivery just started using biodegradable plastic bags for the veggies so little by little…

- Amy
posted February 7th, 2006 at 6:49 pm

Those sound like a great idea! Especially here in Toronto where we have recently begun separating our foodstuffs from other garbage for recycling purposes.

Thanks for the tip!

posted February 8th, 2006 at 6:09 am

I remember when biodegradable plastic first came out and it turned out that when it broke down, it was merely leaching little tiny pieces of plastic into the earth.

But looking at this, I’m very glad to see improvements have been made.

Ivonne, I briefly googled about biobag in Toronto and see on “The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention” page that Mountain Equipment Co-op is switching to using them. No idea if our Toronto store has switched yet though (I never take a bag when I go to Mountain Co-op)

But I still haven’t seen if these bags are available for us to buy in Toronto stores. I definitely like the sound of them though! Thanks for telling us about them, McAuliflower!

- ejm
posted February 8th, 2006 at 8:54 pm

These BioBags are indeed a great product. My local co-op in San Francisco sells them and we use them at my house for our compost, which is collected separately by our garbage company. One warning. Tropical fruit peels (especially papaya) and lemons eat holes through them quickly, so make sure they don’t touch the sides of the bags. There’s another company that sells biodegradable forks and spoons, too (for picnics, to-go foods, etc.). They look just like plastic, but decompose over time after use.

  • Oooo good tip. My neighborhood store carries the silverware, so it makes sense to me to have them carry this!


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