An alternative to polyethylene/polypropylene based plastics
BioBags are derived from substances obtained from plants such as cornstarch, vegetable oils and compostable polymers from both renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials.
Regular plastic takes a lifetime, often over 100 years, to begin to degrade.
Less than 2% of plastic ever get recycled and those that are seldom ever become plastic bags again.
Plastic litters our streets and waterways.
Be part of the solution!
See our Specifications / Pricing Tab above, for more details about this items different Sizing Details and the Final Pricing for Each of our options available.
Available in a single size.
Product Type: BioBag Fold Top Sandwich Bags - Model # BB-190422 - Overall Dimmensions 6.7” x 5.5” - 40 bags per box - Price: $5.49
The Do’s & Don’ts
Do: • For best results, use BioBags within 12 months of purchase • Store in a dry, cool area • Separate BioBag carefully along perforation. Force may cause the bag to rip • Replace your BioBag every couple of days if exposed to organic matter • Support and encourage composting in your area • Tell a friend about BioBag
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
BioBags will not decompose until they are introduced to the earth’s elements or micro-organisms in the soil. Extended heat can make the BioBags feel soft and may eventually cause splitting. Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
You're not going to get a lot of technical rhetoric here, just some observations based on a few facts and a little common sense.
We have developed an alternative to polyethylene/polypropylene based plastic bags. Our products are derived from substances obtained from plants such as cornstarch, vegetable oils and compostable polymers from both renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials. Our bags and films are certified compostable. Regular plastic bags take a lifetime, often over 100 years, to begin to degrade. Regular polyethylene/polypropylene based plastic cannot be composted. Less than 2% of plastic bags ever get recycled and those that are seldom ever become plastic bags again. Plastic bags litter our streets and waterways.
However, we are not at total odds with the plastic industry. We understand how this industry blossomed as an alternative solution to products made from metal and wood. Plastic was cheaper, lighter, easier to mold and rust resistant. Plastic was also durable and long-lasting. It was never meant to "go away." The plastic industry is very good at producing things that are meant to last.
Obviously, plastic bags never fit the intent of plastic usage. They are supposed to be "disposable". They don't need a life-span of more than a year, two at the most. It's sad that the plastic industry has spent more on their image than on the problem. Plastic bags remain inexpensive only because the manufacturer's responsibility ends at point of purchase. The rest of the tab is picked up by you and me in our tax base.
Some plastic manufacturers are now producing blends of polyethylene and additives that help the bags break down a little faster, but the process leaves pieces of plastic debris that are not biodegradable to ASTM D6400 certification and do not compost. In our view, the claim of biodegradability offered by these products is misleading to many consumers and a weak attempt to find compromise with nature.
We believe there is no compromise. We believe we have found the answer. With your support, we can achieve our mission of being the product of choice for organic waste disposal. We can change the world, without changing the earth.
Product Reviews for BioBag Fold Top Sandwich Bags