Navigation Links
Green Genius Biodegradable Plastic Trash Bags Become First And Only Trash Bag Validated As Biodegradable By UL Environment
Date:3/11/2010

The trash bag industry, along with the green manufacturer community, reached an important “first” recently: the announcement of the very first product and only trash bag to be validated as biodegradable under landfill conditions by UL Environment, a trusted provider of independent green claims validation.

(PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- The trash bag industry, along with the green manufacturer community, reached an important “first” recently: the announcement of the very first product and only trash bag to be validated as biodegradable under landfill conditions by UL Environment, a trusted provider of independent green claims validation. In January, UL Environment announced that Green Genius biodegradable plastic trash bags can now carry their “Environmental Claims Validated” seal based on their independent verification of the company’s ASTM D5511 testing.

ASTM D5511 is the leading recognized standard for proving biodegradation of plastic materials under anaerobic landfill conditions. Green Genius biodegradable trash bags are also certified biodegradable by an independent, EPA-registered lab using the ASTM D5511 method. The UL Environment validation represents yet another third-party confirmation of biodegradability.

While there are a variety of “compostable” disposal bags on the market, those products have only been shown to biodegrade in a commercial composting facility. Since less than 5 percent of all U.S. households have access to such facilities and most trash cannot be composted, these compostable bags don’t satisfy the needs of most consumers who are looking for a trash bag that won’t last forever.

That’s where Green Genius comes in. Green Genius biodegradable trash bags are designed to biodegrade in an active landfill, where almost all trash bags end up.

“Plastic that lasts forever is a huge problem. We wanted to do our part by designing a trash bag that would biodegrade in an active landfill – something that’s never been done before. Depending on the landfill, our bags will biodegrade in one to ten years while our competitors’ bags will pretty much last forever,” said Sam Paul, Green Genius founder and CEO.

The secret behind Green Genius bags’ biodegradability is a proprietary organic ingredient made by Bio-Tec Environmental called EcoPure, which bonds nutrients to the plastic’s molecular structure. This process makes the polymers edible by microbes, allowing the plastic to naturally biodegrade.

Green Genius trash bags can be purchased at Whole Foods, QFC, Heinen’s and many other fine retailers, as well as online at GreenHome.com and Amazon.com.

About Green Genius
Green Genius LLC is a San Francisco-based company that makes biodegradable plastic trash bags designed to biodegrade in a landfill environment (where 95%+ of trash bags end up). Born out of the environmental “aha” moment of its CEO, Sam Paul, Green Genius is devoted to reducing the amount of plastic accumulating in our environment.

Contact:
Emily Longway
(888) 338-3138, x3
media(at)thegreengenius(dot)com
http://www.thegreengenius.com

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3712234.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
2. Lettuce, leafy greens and E. coli
3. Houston Texans Star Players Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Help Easter Seals, Avondale House and Local Families Tackle Autism
4. ComPsych(R) Corp. Announces Health at Work(SM) Award Winners: Sprint, Erie Insurance, City of Naperville and Green Hills Public Library
5. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
6. Green Seal Ramps Up Environmental Standard for Household Cleaners
7. PureCart Systems of Green Bay, Wis., is an Honored Recipient of an iParenting Media Award
8. Kaiser Permanente Named Green Electronics Champion by EPA, Green Electronics Council
9. Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products
10. Green Pet Products Introduces a New, Innovative Process to the Small Animal and Bird Litter/Bedding Category
11. A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Green Genius Biodegradable Plastic Trash Bags Become First And Only Trash Bag Validated As Biodegradable By UL Environment 
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in ... the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab ... City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest ... its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. ... Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... -- ... Washington DC ... 12 th – Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation ... scans to the public.Where:  BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit ... Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: