Ontario Parks switches to BioBags!

Paper or plastic?

You may have been asked that question when the clerk at your local supermarket is about to bag your groceries.

At Ontario Parks, we’re switching to BioBags. They’re made from corn starch and synthetic polymers, are as sturdy as plastic bags, but are friendlier to the environment.

While consumers are becoming more conscious of the environment, about 80 plastic bags are still being used every second in Ontario. That’s about 7 million plastic bags per day or 4 bags per person every week. Did you know it takes about 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose?

Ontario Parks BioBags are 100% biodegradable and compostable. They can be reused, recycled, burned and composted. They break down in 10 to 45 days, depending how they’re composted. And they’re a small way you can help reduce greenhouse gases.

So, if you need something to carry away your Ontario Parks purchases and you’ve forgotten to bring your reusable cloth shopping bag, our BioBags are available.

Please remember to be earth friendly ~ only take a bag if you need one.