These look like a great idea and I want to get a sample to see how they are:
Chilli Go Green - The Ultimate Biodegradable Bag
The request for is here: Chilli Go Green
The Ultimate Biodegradable Bag?
The Chilli "Ultimate" Biodegradable Bags are made using natural materials (such as non GM cornstarch) that are renewable.
The benefits of biodegradable bags are sustained not only through making and usage life of bags, they continue after we have used and discarded them. In fact, once composted, the Chilli "Ultimate" Biodegradable bag will contribute water and carbon dioxide back into the environment. The biomass by-product can then be used by farmers as compost!
Market studies estimate the market for Biodegradable plastics will grow at 20% per annum, with heightened awareness and an imminent plastic bag tax the prime reasons driving this rise.
Alternatives to traditional plastic bags are being developed in response to increasing retailer and consumer awareness of the detrimental environmental effects of plastic bags. Added to this, the Victorian government will trial a plastic bag levy from August 2008 on all plastic bags.
Chilli Promotions have created "The "Ultimate" Bag" in response to these needs. The "Ultimate" Bag is Biodegradable and Compostable. Biodegradable bags are sustained not only through making and usage life of bags, they continue after we have used and discarded them.
The "Ultimate" Bag differs from conventional bags in two main ways:
- The bags are derived from materials including cornstarch - a raw material that is renewable and sustainable.
- Bioplastic bags are certified to be biodegradable and compostable according to Australian standards. AS4736 is the Australian standard for compostability and biodegradability.
Other benefits include:
- Compost derived in part from biodegradable plastics increases the soil organic content as well as water and nutrient retention, while reducing chemical inputs and suppressing plant disease.
- Biodegradable shopping and waste bags disposed of to landfill may increase the rate of organic waste degradation in landfills while enhancing methane harvesting potential and decreasing landfill space usage. Biodegradable landfill covers may also considerably extend landfill life.
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