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  • Ranko Fukuda

    they do exist already! my farmer friends were trying to use it at their farmers markets but it was cost prohibitive... i hope this means something better is coming up soon!

  • johndavidrichter

    As someone originally from Arkansas and now living in the ultra-green Pacific Northwest (where I work on a sustainability startup), this is awesome. :-)

  • Lindsey Smith

    What a great way to use $150k! I'm definitely going to keep my eye our for the XyloBag.

  • Hannah Wasserman

    This is super interesting, thanks for sharing! What's the benefit of having biodegradable bags as opposed to putting measures in place to encourage reusable bags?

    • Laura G.

      Great question! I imagine that compostable bags supplied by the retailer would instantly achieve much higher usage/penetration than reusable bags, which come at a cost to the end user. Compostable bags provided at check out by the retailer would make sustainable behavior passive and take the "burden" off of the consumer.

      • Lindsey Smith

        I totally agree Laura. I think that consumers either forget to bring reusable bags to the store or it is just easier for them to use the bags provided. For the people that we can't convince to take the extra step, I think these bags will provide convenience while still hopefully, instilling sustainable practices!