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INGEO Plant-Based PLA Compostable Food-Certified Poly Bags

Bioselect® Ingeo™ Compostable Lip & Tape Bags

Our planet is becoming increasingly contaminated by our unnecessary use of plastic bags.  Every year, around 500 BILLION plastic type bags are used worldwide with 100 BILLION being consumed in the United States alone. The adverse impacts of plastic bags on our environment are undeniable and it has clearly become a global crisis prompting bans across our country.

Studies and reports on the dangers of plastic grow by the week. Big black bin liners, zip close sandwich bags, clear food bags, plastic carrier bags, T-sacks and a variety of other forms are all polluting our environment. They're lightweight, handy and too easily discarded.  

While they were rarely found during the 60s and 70s, their usage has increased at an alarming rate since becoming popular during the 80s. Just take a look around you. When they’re not piling up in landfills, they’re blocking storm drains, littering streets, clinging to treetops and contaminating our lakes, rivers and oceans where seabirds, turtles and other marine animals mistakenly ingest them as food or get tangled up in them. It is estimated that 1000,000 marine animals die each year of plastic pollution.

Plastic bags are rarely recycled and most end up on landfill sites where they take around 300 years to photo-degrade. They eventually break down into tiny toxic micro-particles (microplastics) that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them.

The manufacturing, use and disposal of plastic is bad for the environment and for human health.  Cancerous toxins released during manufacturing and by waste incinerators make plastic the wrong option. It pollutes and is toxic throughout its production and use. What’s more, it poses a deadly threat to marine and land-based life and must always be burned or buried, even after being recycled a few times.

Although bag bans won’t solve the plastic crisis on their own, they do help to change plastic consumption habits and cause consumers and retailers to be more open to Earth-friendly or greener alternatives.

While anything that lowers our consumption is good, why wait until we're hit financially before we change our habits when changes aren't difficult to make? How about taking previously used bags with you next time you go to the shops? Or even better - turn back time and do as grandma did and take a sturdy bag with you every time you go shopping.

It’s now possible to get ‘plastic’ bags manufactured from corn.


Advanced Technology

There’s a new technology called PLA or "corn plastic". It stands for polylactic acid, or Polylactide and it’s a biopolymer that’s derived from annually renewable resources such as starchy plants like corn, rice, wheat, cassava, potatoes, beets, tapioca, sugarcane and soy protein.  Plant-based PLA offers the cost and performance necessary to compete with traditional petroleum-based materials, but separates itself with the crucial benefit of being 100% commercially compostable.

INGEO™  Brand

BPA free, dioxin free Ingeo™ brand PLA is a high performing, consistent and high quality American made Eco-resin typically made from corn grown here in the USA. Ingeo™ products provide great clarity, strength and are FDA approved for food contact.

Ingeo™ PLA brand products divert landfill waste and provide businesses with the option to purchase products made from 100% renewable resources. Ingeo™ creates fewer greenhouse emissions in its manufacture and will not leach anything harmful into the environment, which petroleum-based products often do.

Compostable Poly Sandwich Bags

Ingeo™ lip and tape bags are 1.2-mil thick and feature a 1″ lip with a tape closure that can resealed several times. Perfect for sealing or wrapping sandwiches, desserts, cookies, snacks, herbs, cannabis or packaging cutlery or napkins for takeout. Ideal for buffets, street vendors, kiosks, cafeterias, bakeries, festivals, food trucks, outdoor catering services,  aquariums, zoos, theme parks, resorts, bars, cafeterias, facilities, take-out venues and more. They are freezer-safe and for use with cold or room temperature foods.

Mobile Phone Barrier Covers, Resealable

They also make great protective sleeves for portable electronics and smart devices. Use them to protect tablets, cell phones, cameras, chargers, charging stations, calculators and more.

Select from the following sizes:

+ 8-inch x 10-inch

+ 10-inch x 8-inch

4-inch x 4-inch

+ 5.5-inch x 5.5-inch

+ 6.5-inch x 6.5-inch

When you convert to plant-based PLA poly bags you can make a huge difference to pollution problem and a profound effect on our environment and the creatures we share our planet with. We need to stop putting our selfish needs before  the needs of everything around us and the lives of future generations. Only you can decide.

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