Compostable Bags

We are trialling green compostable produce bags as an alternative to single use plastic produce bags. These bags are made from non food grade corn & will decompose in a home or commercial composting facility (green waste bins) – They will NOT decompose if disposed of in normal garbage bins. Unfortunately due to the much higher purchase price we have to charge 5c per bag to recover the extra expense. The acceptance of the bags has been very slow, with older customers in particular complaining about the cost (which typically adds between .50c to $1.00 to the total bill). We are continuing to look for a cheaper alternative & will eventually completely do away with plastic bags.  We also recycle ALL cardboard & have installed solar panels & believe that reducing our plastic bag use is the next step to a more sustainable future.