Some bags tore (but that can be the nature with thin bags intended for decomposition), but our biggest problem was the rate that they started the process. If you're picking up after your pet in a designated waste area and immediately tossing the bag, then awesome. If you're carrying it around on a 2 mile walk, then you might seek other options. Ours became slightly slimy and started leaking before we could make it to another suitable trash can.
They make products intended for use in the kitchen, yard, and more. They come in almost any size you might need around your home. Our solid advice is to use them for dry ingredients or in combination with a compost bin if used in the kitchen for scraps. We're excited to see where this company progresses from here as it's a good idea and there is a serious demand for bags of this nature. Although there are green alternatives to using a "plastic bag," many would rather use one for matters of convenience and the sky is the limit as far as we're concerned.
- Headquarters: Palm Harbor Florida
Mater-Bi is produced by Novamont, an Italian research company dedicated to environmental alternatives to polyethylene-based plastics. Mater-Bi is the first completely biodegradable and compostable bio-polymer ever invented. The processes are protected by more than 50 patents.