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Is Corn the New Plastic? November 28, 2007

Posted by smooregasbord in Eco/Green, Food, Pets, Shopping.

As consumers, we try to be conscious of the environment by taking reusable bags with us on shopping trips. All of this effort to eliminate the use of plastic bags got me thinking. What about other types of plastic that we use in our everyday lives? As a dog owner, my part time job is picking up poop. Each time I roll out a plastic poopie bag, I question why I bother to take reusable bags to the store when I’m still throwing some other form of a plastic bag into the trash. So I did a little research and discovered BioBags. These bags are made from a cornstarch product called Mater-Bi and are 100% biodegradable and compostable. And what about garbage bags? BioBags also has a line of kitchen and lawn trash bags.

The one drawback to going green is the cost. Typically, environmentally-friendly products tend to be a little more pricey than run-of-the-mill products. However, I was able to find these BioBags at drugstore.com for a very affordable price.

If you use resealable sandwich/storage bags or plastic wrap on a regular basis, you may want to consider a PVC-free version. Greenfeet.com features various PVC-free kitchen storage options at consumer-friendly prices.


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