Bio plastic is made from plant-based materials such as corn starch, potato starch etc. Because of this they are compostable and they will biodegrade in your garden compost heap. I also read somewhere that you can return them to the food chain i.e feed them to your pig. Check that one out before you try.
Bio plastic can be used to make CARRIER BAGS… PRODUCE BAGS… POOP BAGS… BIN LINERS
Bio plastic bags are water proof for a limited amount of time – eventually there is seepage but you can certainly use them to carry fish or meat home. They also make great freezer bags.
Bio bags are the bags used in Modbury the plastic free town.
I find the 6 liter size best to take shopping. The 8 litre is obviously bin liner size, and eyebrows are raised when you ask to have your steak put in a bin liner.
Bio plastic bags can be bought from hundreds of shops on the internet, including Amazon & Ebay, and here where the money raised from the sale goes to charity.
Places to Use Your Bags
Other kinds of useful, plastic free bags are listed here.
Find loose food outlets listed on the loose foods list
Please note the scoop and save heading refers to a chain of shops so there will be more than one town listed in the one post.
Find out more about plastic, the boycott and us here
For more plastic free products go to the >>>A-Z<<< plastic free index.