Bleached bags are out

Plastic packaging is not the only one seeing big changes (e.g. more demand for recycled, bio-based plastic products). Pulp and paper companies are also being affected by the green demand in packaging, whether from their industrial or consumer-based customers.

Soy ingredient company Solae, for one, is changing all of its product packaging by eliminating as much chemicals that it used as possible. Solae says starting this month, it will use brown kraft paper bags like the one in grocery stores, instead of bleached white bags. The company said Kraft paper is a 100% biodegradable natural product and decomposes within a few weeks.

I thought all paper, white or brown, are biodegradable and compostable???

All of their packaging bags will be made of Kraft paper by July 2009.

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