If You Care Compostable Waste Bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer.
Available in two sizes:
- Food Waste 3 gallon
- Tall Kitchen 13 gallon
Why Potato Starch
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. Amylopectin gives starch its structural integrity, so it helps make If You Care Compostable Waste Bags stronger than bags made from corn starch.
The potato starch used to make If You Care Compostable Trash Bags comes from starch potatoes, which are not grown as a food source, 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. In addition, to produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. Other compostable bags are made from corn which requires more water, but potatoes require no irrigation, and need only normal rainfall.