Good Question: Earth Friendly Kitchen Trash Bags?

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I was wondering what you recommend as a good kitchen trash bag. Right now I use grocery store bags. I like to bring my own earth friendly bag shopping with me, but then I am out of trash bags!

What is an earth friendly option for dealing with my kitchen trash? Are plastic bin liners that bad?

– Britt

Great question, Britt. We also agree that we prefer our own cotton tote bags for groceries; they’re sturdier and hold more than the little plastic bags anyway.

So, a good resource for biodegradable bin liners? We actually just came across what seems like a good source for these bags – PERF GO GREEN. They produce 100% Biodegradable Plastic Products that are eco-friendly, non-toxic and food contact compliant. They just launched six 100% biodegradable plastic products:

• PERF GO GREEN 16 Gallon Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
• PERF GO GREEN 33 Gallon Lawn & Leaf Bags
• PERF GO GREEN Plastic Drop Cloths
• PERF GO GREEN Commercial Trash Bags
• PERF GO GREEN Kitty Litter Bags
• PERF GO GREEN Disposable Diapers: Baby & Adult Sizes

The company says that their products are produced using recycled plastic which reduces plastic in landfills. These recycled plastics are then combined with a biodegradable application method to produce the film for the bags. This then biodegrades naturally in a landfill. Their PERF GO GREEN products will completely break down in a landfill environment in 12-24 months leaving no residue or harmful toxins and have a shelf life of 2 years.

We were impressed by these bags – they seem like a good option. We like that they break down quickly and biodegrade in landfills – think of how much better that would be if everyone used bags like these!

The down side? They haven’t listed any retailers yet! When we get more info from them on retailers, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, does anyone have other good suggestions for Britt?

• See more at PERF GO GREEN website