Friday, July 17, 2009

Carry Bag

There was a new change at TARGET stores that started 6 weeks ago...    
They removed the Plastic bags and replaced with a more alternative compostable bag and a reusable bag that you can purchase...  So instead of buying a compostable bag I bring my own carry bag and this handy   Donna Hay free carry bag that was given free when I purchased a Donna Hay cookbook  a few years back....  It is very handy since I can fold it and keep it in my bag ...

 Now I ve got a good use of it.... and Im taking part in helping the environment!!!

What is our compostable bag made from?
It's made from corn starch and is compostable, biodegradable and non-toxic.
What standards does it meet?

It is fully compliant with Australian Standard AS 4736-2006.
Why are we charging 10-20c per bag?

We're charging 10 to 20c per compostable bag to encourage our customers to use durable, reusable bags and only buy they bags they really need.

Where is the best place to dispose of this bag?
This bag is compostable at organic recycling facilities used by councils offering a kerbside green waste collection service. Please check with your local council.

How quickly will the bag break down?
In a professionally run organic recycling facility, it will break down within 7 days and be completely broken down within 45 days.

What sizes do they come in and how much are Target’s Red Bags?
Medium reusable Red Bag $1.00
Fold up reusable Red Bag $1.50
Large reusable Red Bag $2.00

Where do the profits go?
All profits from the sale of Target’s reusable Red Bags go to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Buddy Bags Program. On 1 May 2009 a cheque for $102,000 was presented to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation from profits raised through the sale of these bags since they were launched in Target stores nationally in November 2008.

What is the Alannah and Madeline Foundation?
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating impact. The Foundation was set up
in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996.

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