Look at That! You Can Have it All!

Tapioca bag

Sustainable bag made from tapioca by Ecopia – great biodegradeable alternative to plastic or paper.

At first, I thought Sanuk*  (the sandal company) was going to be my new favorite company, not for their products, but for the biodegradable bags they use to package their products. Their bags are made of corn or tapioca. (If you’ve read any of my blog, you know what I think about plastic.)

The tapioca bags are made by Ecopia.  They seem fairly new to social media (I was the 36th LIKE on their FaceBook page). So, show them some love and run right on over there and LIKE their page.

“Ecopia offers the world’s best alternative to paper and plastic. Simply put, better products for a better planet!” Plus, they believe in fair-wage jobs for Indonesian farmers – wow. A win-win-win. Love those.

The nice thing about a biodegradable/compostable bag is that once you’re done reusing it, you can fill it up with vegetable scraps and toss it into your compost bin.

Bonus: “tapioca is a food source for common microorganisms found in oceans, lakes and soil, once in contact with microbial activity, the material is consumed until it is gone.”

So, there you have it (all). The convenience of bags without the crushing guilt or long-term litter/pollution. Thank you tapioca and Ecopia.

*Sanuk makes hip beach/surfer sandals, which were originally constructed from inner tubes and carpet.

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3 Responses to Look at That! You Can Have it All!

  1. Wendy Crist says:

    So where can I purchase these bags in quantity?

  2. Jane says:

    Looks like it’s still a business to business product. Heck. The only thing I found was a tapioca doggie bag. However, there are quite a few biodegradable kitchen bags (mostly made from corn) out there. Here’s a sampling from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_18?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=biodegradable%20bags&sprefix=biodegradable+bags%2Caps%2C246 Hope that helps.