THE GOOD N' TOUGH TRASH BAG If you're ready to make the switch from traditional garbage bags to a more earth friendly solution, but you don't want to give up heftiness or draw strings, this is the bag for you.
If You Care Recycled Trash Bags are heavy duty and perform equal to if not better than regular PE plastic trash bags. These bags are made from a minimum of 89% recycled post consumer material — the highest amount of post-consumer recycled material available on the market! So you don't give anything up, except... you help reduce CO2 emissions, petroleum consumption, and landfill waste.
89% Post-consumer recycled PE material (material that would have gone to landfills)
11% Virgin PE for drawstring handle & color
Reduces CO2 emissions & crude oil consumption
Strong — no need to double bag
Fits all tall kitchen bins (13 gallon)
Made in Slovenia
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF 13 Gallon: Fits up to 13-gallon or 49.2 liter can. 30 Gallon: Fits up to a 30-gallon or 113.6 liter can. 29.5" x39" X 1.34 mil
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Plastic trash/garbage bags made from 100 virgin PE. GEEK STUFF In 2012, 32 million tons of plastic waste was generated in the US. Of that, only 9% of the total plastic wasted generated was recovered for recycling (Source US EPA). The rest is dumped in landfills.
Be choosey about what you throw away. Approximately 80 million tons of waste (U.S. EPA figures) which goes to landfill annually is material which under the right conditions, can be turned into compost, including food scraps, yard trimmings and non-recyclable paper. In a landfill environment, this trapped organic material (leaves, grass etc.) releases methane gas—a greenhouse gas—contributing to global warming. Diverting food scraps and yard trimmings from landfill to compost facilities—either municipal or commercial in areas where available—contributes significantly to preserving our planet and natural resources.
MATERIAL 89% post-consumer recycled PE material and 11% virgin PE materials for color and strings.
PACKAGING 100% recycled paper board processed chlorine-free (PCF).
SOURCE Manufactured in Solvenia
CERTIFICATIONS SCS Global Services Certified Recycled Content: Minimum 89% recycled content post-consumer ABOUT THE COMPANY If You Care brand was created in 1990 and started with unbleached coffee filters. If You Care had the first and only unbleached coffee filters in North America at that time. Parchment Baking Paper and Baking Cups soon followed, both unbleached as well. There was no other brand in the North American market offering brown chlorine-free paper products.
If You Care products are produced with a view to reducing the amount of waste in our waste streams. If possible, nothing should remain after the product has been used and properly disposed of.
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