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Food waste bags

Made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added.  Why Use If You Care Compostable Trash Bags? Approximately 80 million tons of waste (U.S. EPA figures) which goes to landfill annually is material which under the right conditions, can be turned into compost, including food scraps, yard trimmings and non-recyclable paper. In a landfill environment, this trapped organic material (leaves, grass etc.) releases methane gas – a greenhouse gas – contributing to global warming. Diverting food scraps and yard trimmings from landfill to compost facilities – either municipal or commercial in areas where available – contributes significantly to preserving our planet and natural resources. If You Care Compostable Trash Bags are completely polyethylene free and do not contain plasticizers.

Why We Stock It

We like the care that goes into If you care products and don’t feel there are any other better products made for single use without causing damage to our eco system

Where

Produced in North Amercia, distributed by Infinitywholefoods.coop in Brighton

Who

If You Care kitchen and household products are carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible, while at the same time, delivering to the consumer, the highest quality and most effective results. If You Care is the leader in pushing the limits of environmental and social responsibility in its categories. They analyze the entire life cycle chain in developing products, from raw materials sourcing, to production process, to packaging, to disposal. Every step is considered in assessing environmental and social impacts. They ar committed to ethical sourcing. If You Care bases its environmental claims on the best available science, and in accord with national and international standards and regulations. If You Care backs its environmental claims with third party verification and certification by the leading national and international certifying bodies.

How To Use It

Use in your food caddy as a liner or for other collectiong of food waste

How To Dispose Of It

Will compost naturally and should be accepted by local council as part of food waste collection.

Ingredients/Materials

What Makes Potato Starch Strong?

Starch is a mixture of a linear (amylose) and a branched (amylopectin) polymer of glucose. Potato starch has a higher percentage of amylopectin than either corn or wheat starch. Amylopectin gives starch its structural integrity, so it helps make If You Care Compostable Trash Bags stronger than bags made from corn starch.

 

Any Other Reasons for Potato Starch?

The potato starch used to make If You Care Compostable Trash Bags comes from starch potatoes, which are not grown as a food source, but only for starch production. These potatoes are too high in starch to be good for food. Therefore, there is no diversion from food supplies. In addition, to produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. Other compostable bags are made from corn which requires more water, but potatoes require no irrigation, and need only normal rainfall.