If You Care Food Waste Bags, Certified Compostable, 3 Gallon

1 ft 5 in x 1 ft 3-1/2 in x 0.63 mil. Environment friendly products. No plasticizers. No polyethylene. 3 gallon (fits up to 3-gallon pails). Made with GMO-free potatoes. Certified compostable by the biodegradable products institute. Convenient flap handle ties. If You Care 100% Certified Compostable Food Waste Bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes, blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added. What Makes Potato Starch Strong? Starch is a mixture of a linear (amylose) and a branched (amylopectin) polymer of glucose. Potato starch has a higher percentage of amylopectin than either corn or wheat starch. The structural integrity of starch is due to amylopectin, so this helps make If You Care Certified Compostable Bags stronger than bags made from corn starch. Any Other Reasons for Potato Starch? The potato starch used to make If You Care Certified Compostable Bags comes from starch potatoes, which are not grown for food but only for starch production. These potatoes are too high in starch to be good for food. Therefore, there is no diversion from food supplies. To produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. These potatoes require no irrigation, and need only normal rainfall. Corn requires much more water. Product Lifecycle: Materials: Potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes - grown for starch, not for food. Blended with certified fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers. Plasticizers migrate, which deteriorates mechanical properties of bags. We don't use them. Box from 100% recycled board processed chlorine-free (PCF). Environmental Benefits: No plasticizers. No polyethylene. 100% certified compostable. Potato starch from non-GMO potatoes. Potato Starch from potatoes grown for starch only - no diversion from food supplies. Starch from potatoes uses less water than starch from corn. No irrigation necessary, only natural rainfall. 40% less land is used to produce same quantity of starch from potatoes as from corn. Usage: Perfect for kitchen compost pails. Line compost pails with bags to collect food scraps and food waste. Use only for compostable waste. Bags along with food scraps can be composted in municipal or commercial compost facilities. In communities in which compostable waste is collected, bags can go together with other compostable waste. Compostable BPI - US Composting Council. Product of France.