Wednesday, September 10, 2008

KCLS Offers Eco-Friendly Bags

KCLS BioBagIf Mother Nature were a library patron, she would be pleased. All 43 KCLS libraries now offer patrons BioBags for carrying their library materials. The eco-friendly bags are 100% compostable and biodegradable. The bags are produced from cornstarch and vegetable oil. This is just another way KCLS is choosing to adopt greener practices. For more details about how KCLS is going green, visit InfoGreen.

Here are some interesting facts about BioBags:

  • No polyethylene is used in the production of BioBags.
  • BioBags are shelf stable, just like paper plates or paper towels. There are no chemical additives to enhance decomposition. The bags biodegrade naturally when expose to the earth’s elements and micro-organisms in the soil.
  • BioBags will decompose in a natural setting at an extended rate comparable to other naturally biodegradable materials, such as paper, leaves and food waste.

BioBag logoFor more info about BioBags, see BioBag Facts.

Other Blog Postings on Environmental Topics
Here’s a list of other Redmond Library blog postings on environmental topics:
King County EcoConsumer: Educating the Public About Conservation
infoGreen: Green information in the KCLS collection
An online guide to noxious weeds in King County

Redmond Library Board

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