Good on Mountain Equipment Co-op in implementing the use of compostable, biodegradable bags in their stores. We use canvas bags and avoid taking plastic whenever possible, but I am really happy to see a real alternative moving into the marketplace.
From the site:
“Unlike older Ã¢â‚¬Å“biodegradableÃ¢â‚¬Â plastic bags, BioBags are 100% compostable and biodegradable, and will disintegrate in compost in 4-12 weeks, depending on conditions. They can also be reused.
Primarily made of corn starch (made from non-GMO corn), BioBags also consist of Novamont resin and fully biodegradable polymers or polylactic acid. Production of BioBags use less energy and produce two-thirds less greenhouse gasses than the manufacture of plastic bags.”
I also like that they are using bags made of non-GMO corn.