A Better Bag

A Better Bag

By Stephanie Seferian

When it comes to trash bags, there's plenty of confusing verbiage. Compostable? Biodegradable? Bags with post-consumer recycled content? While one could certainly make the argument that biodegradable and compostable trash bags aren't worth the money since they're headed to the landfill anyway (those pits aren't gardens, after all); the more cynical amongst us could say there's no such thing as an eco-friendly trash bag if it holds bad-for-the-planet waste. Purchasing eco-friendly-ish trash bags doesn't give us carte blanche to throw away as much as we want, but buying the right bags is a simple and accessible lifestyle switch. On today's show I'm divulging what to know (and which trash bags to buy) moving forward.   Here's a preview: [3:15] Are biodegradable trash bags eco-friendly? (What does 'biodegradable' even mean?) [6:00] Everything you need to know about compostable trash bags: pros, cons, and everything in between [16:00] Breaking down (see what I did there?) all-things plastic bags with post-consumer recycled content [22:00] Stephanie's handy-dandy rubric to assess your trash bag purchases moving forward   Resources mentioned: Green Polly trash bags made of recycled content HoldOn compostable trash bags (Want 15% off? Use code SUSTAINABLE) Episode #277: All-Things Eggs -- Thank you to this week's sponsors! Ettitude: Use code SUSTAINABLE for 20% off bamboo bedding Thrive Market: Head to thrivemarket.com/sustainable for up to $80 in free groceries  -- * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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