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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Reusable Bags (dogs, diapers, garbage, etc.)

Garbage is a constant thing in our world today. The plastic bags we "generally" use to dispose of our garbage, just fills up the landfills more & more. They estimate, Americans alone dispose of 38 Billion Plastic Bags each year!! WOW!

My husband and I have been looking into "green" options for waste as much as possible. It's amazing how many biodegradable bags are out there. The cost may be slight higher than an average garbage bag, but my husband and I are firm believers that every little bit we do to preserve our earth can go a long ways. There are nearly 7 billion people on this planet, and if every one of us did small things each day it could make a HUGE difference! We buy our bags from BioBag occasionally, but we've also found biodegradable bags at specific stores for specific things. For example, e found biodegradable diaper bags for our son's diapers at Babies 'R' Us. We also found biodegradable potty bags for our dogs at pet stores.

I've also purchased RE-USABLE cloth bags from grocery stores to take with us when we go shopping or reuse the paper bags the stores gave us, so I don't waste anymore bags or plastic bags at stores. They're the cloth one piece bags. Trader Joes, Safeway, Whole Foods, Nob Hill, Raleys & many more stores have them. You can even make your own! They cost a few dollars but are definitely worth it. Also, if you shop at Whole Foods, they will give you a 5 cent credit for every bag you reuse when purchasing your groceries at the time.

BioBag has every kind of disposable bag you can imagine and they're 100% biodegradable and compostable. For pets, yard trimmings, kitchen bags, & more. They have also been recommended on the Oprah Show and the Martha Stewart Show. Check them out!


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