Reusable, Compostable, Biodegradable|Mollie Stone's Markets
17.5 in WIDE
(44.45 cm WIDE)
Gift of Inez Brooks-Myers

Mollie Stone's Markets, Reusable, Compostable, Biodegradable.

This cream colored plastic bag (with a circle cut out at the top for a handle) is sold at Mollie Stone's Markets for 59 cents. It is a "green" bag, meaning that it is ecologically sound and friendly to the environment in that it is "Reusable, Compostable, and Biodegradable." The bag is printed on one side with brightly colored vegetables and Mollie Stone's name; the other side has a curved arrow (indicating the recyclable nature of this product) and the words "Reusable, Compostable, and Biodegradable." "The Composting Process, Waste materials that are organic in nature, such as plant material, food scraps, compostable plastic and paper products, are increasingly be recycled. These materials are put through a composting and/or digestion system to control the biological process to decompose the organic matter and kill pathogens. The resulting stabilized organic material is then recycled as mulch or compost for agricultural or landscaping purposes." "B4, Bio Bring Back Bag." "This biodegradable bag is made from EnviRo 6400 film meeting ASTM 6400 standard for COMPOSTABILITY. EnviRo 6400 film is water resistant and durable in normal use. It degrades by microbial action in the presence of organic material, heat and moisture. The film, which contains over 25% non-petroleum material including resin manufactured from corn and a readily available mineral, can form part of a sustainable product program." "These bags are COMPOSTABLE AND NOT RECYCLABLE ALONGSIDE STANDARD PLASTIC BAGS> After use the bag should be disposed as part of compostable products waste stream. The bags with their distinctive green color should not be placed in recycling bins designed for other plastic bags."

Earlier this year, the City and County of San Francisco outlawed the use of plastic bags that are not Earth friendly (see 2007.44.6). This type of bag (2007.44.7) is Earth friendly.

Used: shopping | Ecology | Biodegradable | Compostable | Recycle | Environment

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