We've heard plastic bags take 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. We don't know if that's an exact number, but there's no doubt that plastic bags are a huge drain on resources and a major environmental concern. Look to these biodegradable and compostable options instead:
1. Green Genius Biodegradable Bags: their bags are made with EcoPure, which basically turns their plastic bags into food for microbes. Made from 40% recycled plastic. Tall Kitchen and Outdoor Bags available. $5.99-$9.99 through these in-store retailers or online.
2. Bio-Bags: made from the material, Mater-Bi, which contains GMO-free starch, biodegradable polymers and other renewable resources. No polyethylene is used in the production process. They have a full line of biodegradable and compostable bags, including dog waste bags, lawn and leaf bags, cat pan liner bags, and a variety of kitchen trash can size bags. Available at most stores, or order through their website or Amazon.
3. Indaco Compostable Bags: full biodegradable and compostable within 120 days. 3 and 13 gallon sizes available. $8.99 through Amazon.
4. EcoSafe Biodegradable Bags: doggie bags, kitchen bags, and leaf, yard and garden bags available, $3.99-$9.99 through Amazon.
5. World Centric Compostable Bags: made from mixture of synthetic and starch based plastics. Soy based ink is used for printing on the bags. These bags will biodegrade between 90-180 days depending on situation. A variety of sizes available in bulk through Amazon.
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