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 toASTM 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.
Dave Williams, President
The reviews are in!
“I have become fed up with using grocery and produce bags to keep scrapes in my scrap bin. The scraps would mold or I would be concerned with how well my scraps would do in the compost pile. I have more confidence that these BioBags will quell my fears of being Eco-Friendly by decomposing well and does help to keep the smell out of the scap bin. Thank you for a great product!”
“I only ordered one box of these bags to try them out and wish I would have ordered more to begin with! I love them. It’s so easy to empty the compost bucket with these bags, just tie a knot in the top and toss in the compost pile. And no smelly mess to clean out of the countertop compost bucket.”
“I was a little hesitant to order these because I was worried if they would be strong enough. So far they have held up great, and we are very pleased. We haven’t had any problems with them. I will definitely reorder again. Thank you!”
“I am a business owner, Pet sitting, Dog walking is what I do for a living and I use these dog waste bags everyday for my clients and they are fantastic, reliable, green, 100 % recyclable. It is a fanstatic item to use.”
“We travel quite a bit with our miniature poodle, Manny. We have BioBag dog waste bags with us at all times, while travelling or walking him at home. It’s nice to know that these bags will not be clogging up our landfills for years.”