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[GreenYes] biobased plastic bags

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. 

Brenda Platt
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th Street, NW, 4th Fl
Washington, DC  20005
202-898-1610 ext. 230

On Jan 24, 2008 3:34 AM, GreenYes group <noreply@no.address> wrote:

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Date: Wed, Jan 23 2008 12:20 pm
From: dsauer@no.address

Does anyone have a source of 100% plant based compostable bags that could be
used as liners for 48 gallon food scrap collection totes?

Thank you,


Dennis Sauer

Zero Waste Inc

PO Box 483

Hardwick, Vermont 05843

(802) 472-5424

HYPERLINK "mailto:dsauer@no.address"dsauer@no.address

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