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.)
“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.