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[GreenYes] Re: biobased plastic bags


Palm oil? Vancouver???

Unless I'm missing something, this initiative comprises a small head office made up of speculators who are proposing to turn the discards of an industry that is destroying rainforests in the south into unnecessary packaging to salve the smug consciences of rich consumers in the North.

Remember what Fritz Schumacher taught us: keep supply lines short.

Helen.


At 10:52 PM 1/30/2008, Nancy Poh wrote:
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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>     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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>     Dennis
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>     Dennis Sauer
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>     Zero Waste Inc
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>     PO Box 483
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>     Hardwick, Vermont 05843
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>     (802) 472-5424
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