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"NO WHOLE POTATOES WERE HARMED DURING THE MAKING OF THIS PLANT STARCH-BASED BAG..."
This 5 lb. bag of fresh potatoes represents a significant breakthrough in today’s sustainable, starch-based bio-plastic films. Up to 25% made from annually renewable materials and pre-consumer recycled content. These plastic bags for potatoes are partially made from them. Pretty cool, huh?
IS PLANT-BASED STARCH THE NEXT BIG THING IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING?
In our minds, these potato bags are just the beginning. If you support what we’re trying to do, leave a comment… let us know.
BEAUTIFUL, ISN'T IT?
2015 Flexible Packaging Association’s Silver Achievement Award Winner in Sustainability for Plant Starch-Based Films!
2015 Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award Winner!
NON-RENEWABLE FOSSIL FUELS OR ANNUALLY RENEWABLE PLANTS, YOU DECIDE?
BiologiQ Inc. – based in Idaho, is a starch based renewable plastic manufacturer focused on bringing sustainable packaging solutions to brand owners, retailers and the plastics industry. Our most exciting work to date has been the successful distribution of TaterMade™ sustainable bags into major U.S. retailers, proving tangible results that support their stated corporate sustainability initiatives.
TaterMade™ Bags are based on the idea of caring for our planet through sustainable packaging practices. The more BiologiQ can do to improve the amount of plant-based products they create – the better our world will be.
Please contact BiologiQ for more information about Eco Starch Resin (ESR) and TaterMade™ Sustainable Packaging.
SUSTAINABLE STARCH-BASED BIO-PLASTICS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
The world uses over 300 million tons of plastics each year, most of which is discarded without recycling and ends up in the oceans. The plastics market is complex, and bio-plastics make up only a tiny portion of our world’s plastic today.
However, we expect to see bio-plastic usage expand as technology like ours evolves in the near future, making up everything from food packaging to electronics, medicine delivery systems, adhesives, and vehicles.
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU MOTHER EARTH!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*What are TaterMade™ bags made from?
TaterMade™ bags are made from up to 25% plant-based Eco Starch Resin (ESR) and polyethylene. ESR is a combination of potato and other starches (including corn or tapioca) that is combined with polyethylene to create a film that is much stronger than traditional 100% polyethylene plastic bags. The new potato based film is not only stronger, but also thinner than traditional bags which leads to a source reduction in the amount of oil-based materials required.
*How are TaterMade™ bags created?
BiologiQ manufactures sustainable plastic resins through their proprietary process and engineering. In the case TaterMade™ bags, the potato starch used in ESR pellets is from the reclaimed waste stream of potato processing facilities. Potato and other raw starch materials are processed into a dry powder form and then extruded into ESR pellets – which are then blended with polyethylene or other petroleum-based resins to create everything from thin flexible films, injection molded bottles and thermoformed cups.
*How do I purchase TaterMade™packaging for my products?
Please contact the BiologiQ support team at 1-877-523-4696 for additional info.
*AreTaterMade™ bags recyclable and/or compostable?
Yes… but not fast enough to gain the industry standard ASTM certification at this time. Initial testing has shown 48% degradation in 180 days, which is less than the 90% required in that time frame for ASTM certification. Though in comparison, traditional 100% oil-based potato packaging does not compost or degrade.
* What other types of products can be made out of TaterMade™ thin flexible films?
There are endless other uses such as a sealant layer for laminated films (dry and frozen products).
* Why should you support TaterMade™ Sustainable Bags?
It is estimated that U.S. residents use more than 102 billion plastic bags annually, and recycle only 0.6% of them. Most municipal curbside recycling programs do not accept plastic bags of any type, and high separation and processing costs often limit their profitability in the recycled commodity market. It’s time to join the movement to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels.
*WHO TOOK THESE AMAZING PHOTOS AND WHERE? WE DID, IN BEAUTIFUL IDAHO.