While at the Action Sport Retailer show in San Diego a few weeks ago, I was given this new biodegradable bag to test in my compost by Earthpack a supplier of recycled bags and boxes to environmentally aware retailers. The bag is made of tapioca starch and meant to biodegrade within one year (as opposed to never with standard plastic bags). Not only that it contains natural and sustainable resources, no toxic gases thus reducing our addiction to oil and other fossil fuels. Click here for more information on how they process the tapioca to make the bags.
Earthpack with their environmental commitment to biodegradable bags has saved:
- 7,850 Barrels of Oil
- 1,287,400 Kilowatt hours
- 2,198,000 Gallons of water
- 53,380 Cubic Yards of landfill.
- 9,420 Trees
I wish I could tell you if the bag has composted yet, but it’s only been 2 weeks since I put it in the compost- no matter what- I hope this is a hot seller for Earthpack as we need more companies like them with environmental and sustainable commitments, working to lessen our addiction to oil and water.
Thank you Earthpack for the bags!