Earth Balance Bags are a wonderful alternative to paper wine bags. The line is the first of its kind to be made available for commercial resale in the United States and it’s made primarily from limestone thus doing away with the wasteful processes associated with paper production. The “tree-free” product combines inorganic mineral powder from pulverized limestone with a small amount of hi-density polyethylene as a binder, making a sturdy paper alternative. For every ton of tree-free paper that’s produced, there are tremendous environmental advantages: 20 trees saved, 42 pounds of water born waste avoided, 236 pounds of atmospheric emissions eliminated, 16,000 gallons of water conserved, and 36,000 BTU’s of energy not consumed.
Tree-free paper offers other benefits for the environment too—it has no chemical bleaching, uses zero water consumption, creates no hazardous waste for our environment, and is still recyclable. Further, it uses leftover unused material from existing limestone quarries, which means that no new mines are needed for the production of the bags.
A number of monochromatic or patterned options are available and larger gift bags will in various shapes and sizes will be added soon!
May 22nd, 2009 by sharonfeiereisen | Posted in Wine Accessories | (0) Ibeverageblogs.com