We have cut down on our plastic bag use so much that we were begging people to give us some of their collection, in order to throw out the garbage we do produce, and line the green bin with (city wide compost). My thinking was that at least we were giving the bags another life or two before landfill. I also wasn’t entirely convinced by the compostable corn plastic bags. I am now. I read an article (unfortunately I can’t remember where and I can’t find them again) about it and discovered they were designed specifically for landfills. My thought before was that even if they were biodegradable, it would take forever in a landfill condition, but I was wrong. They were designed to break down in exactly that situation, and they do so quickly (within a month, I think). That seems way better than giving a plastic bag one more use before it sits in landfill forever and ever. I wish I could find the article so I knew if there was a specific brand I should be getting. May be they are not all like that?
Anyhow I picked up 20 Biosaks today, so we will no longer have to beg our friends and family for part of their bag collections. The cool part is that it was getting harder and harder to get bags because everyone is using cloth now! Yaaaaay!
PS. I also added some photos to the photo page.
PPS. Still no baby.