Did you know that normal plastic bags never biodegrade? (Click to see a video!) Well, not for a thousand years or so, which Green Genius points out almost qualifies for "never." However, Green Genius bags have been proven to biodegrade using ASTM D5511, the industry standard for determining biodegradability in a landfill environment. How do they do it? The magic ingredient is EcoPure, which basically turns the bags into food for microbes. EcoPure is proven to biodegrade under active landfill conditions, typically within 2 to 15 years!
Currently, Green Genius offers a few types of biodegradable trash bags and food storage bags with great performance features. To start, Green Genius trash bags are just as puncture resistant as national brands, with 3-ply strength. They are made from 40% recycled plastic, and have strong drawstrings. The food storage bags are made with a minimum of 15% recycled plastic in every bag, are FDA approved for food contact, contain patented zippers and sliders that perform as well or better than the national brands, and are made in the USA. The part that I appreciate most about Green Genius products: they are priced competitively compared to other similar products!
Green Genius sent me a sample of their tall kitchen bags and double zip quart size freezer bags to test out. The tall kitchen bags fit well in our kitchen trash can and the bag did not tear while collecting trash or on it's way to the dumpster outside. Also the drawstring is sturdy and easy to tie! I'm pleased to report that they perform as well as the other brand of trash bags I was previously using, which I didn't expect of a biodegradable trash bag.
Overall I was very surprised by the performance of Green Genius products. Since I've stopped using plastic bags while shopping, and it has been on my to-do list for awhile to find a greener trash bag and food storage bag, I am definitely switching to Green Genius!
Buy It: Green Genius products are available in a store near you or online at Amazon.com or Alice.com.
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Disclosure: I received sample products from Green Genius free of charge in order to facilitate my review. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences. Thank you Green Genius for sponsoring this review and giveaway! This post contains a referral link to Alice.com.