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Offline JudeS

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BioBags appearing at our Farmers Markets soon
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:10:23 AM »
The Bay Area is trying another new idea soon to be seen in our Farmers Markets.  BioBags will replace the old plastic bags we have been trying to replace for a long time now.  The BioBag is made in San Leandro, Ca from a resin material called Mater-Bi which is manufactured in Italy.  Mater-Bi is made out of starches, glycerines and materials related to corn.  They may also contain canola and sunflower products too. The material is also non-GMO, which is great, though the resin is not made in the USA right now because our corn supply is not GMO free.  Farmers Markets that are going to use these BioBags soon are: Ferry Building in SF, Berkeley Farmers Market, Fairfax FM, and Monterey FM. 
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Offline NattaliaC

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Re: BioBags appearing at our Farmers Markets soon
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 08:19:40 PM »
Jude,
Do you know how these bags are going to be recycled?  Will we be able to just put them in the recycle bins? Or are they like the packing peanuts made of cornstarch that dissolve in water?  It seems like we would have to stop genetically modifying the canola in this country or Canada, to make it more economical and more ecologically correct.  I'll look for it on the net.  Thanks for info.
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Offline Laura Knoff

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Re: BioBags appearing at our Farmers Markets soon
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 05:28:35 PM »
I suggest bringing your own bags- cloth, paper and/or reused plastic each time you shop. Keep them in the car so you won't forget (or on your bike ;D). There are even bags that fold up so small you can keep them in a purse or jacket pocket. Eventually the world will agree that plastic bags as a unnecessary waste of resources. Reduce, reuse, recycle, remember.
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