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[GreenYes] Re: biobased plastic bags


Earthcycle Packaging Ltd, a company based in Vancouver produce biodegradable packaging out of fibre waste associated with the palm oil plantations. 

http://www.earthcycle.com/

If you write to them, they maybe able to custom make to meet your requirements.

Nancy
http://greenbeingnancy.blogspot.com


On Jan 29, 2008 5:57 AM, Neil Tangri <neil@no.address> wrote:

A friend brought this company to my attention:

www.biobagusa.com/biodegradable-bags.html

They reference ASTM D6400...does anyone have information on them?

cheers,

Neil


Brenda Platt wrote:
> Dennis,
> There are no 100% biobased plastic bags on the market.  Most are between
> 20 and 32%.  The percentage is increasing and I think we'll see some
> more bags on the market with upwards of 80% biobased content.  Be sure
> to ask manufacturers for their test results on this. ASTM D7075 is the
> standard testing protocol for biobased content.
> The compostable plastic bags on the market consist mostly of
> biodegradable fossil-fuel-based plastic.
> Cheers,
> Brenda
>
> --
> Brenda Platt
> Institute for Local Self-Reliance
> 927 15th Street, NW, 4th Fl
> Washington, DC  20005
> 202-898-1610 ext. 230
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> On Jan 24, 2008 3:34 AM, GreenYes group <noreply@no.address
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>     Date: Wed, Jan 23 2008 12:20 pm
>     From: dsauer@no.address <mailto:dsauer@no.address>
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>     Does anyone have a source of 100% plant based compostable bags that
>     could be
>     used as liners for 48 gallon food scrap collection totes?
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>     Thank you,
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>     Dennis
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>     Dennis Sauer
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>     Zero Waste Inc
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