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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Salad leaves wrapping-alternative to plastic Reply with quote

A friend has recently started selling organic produce at a newly formed famer's market and would prefer not to package the salad leaves in plastic but can't find an alternative.

Apparently the biodegradable packaging does exactly that - before it's been used(!) - as it doesn't keep.

Can anyone suggest an alternative packaging which would be acceptable to the customer?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Gimme a paper raincoat there missus Reply with quote

I think the biodegradeable plastic bags (used by Sainsburys for it's organic range) works on the principle that it dissolves in damp or wet conditions. What they don't tell us is what it is actually made of or putting that another way what it becomes when it does degrade. I've no idea where one could buy it for 'private' use, but I am saving the bags I use to fill with potting compost and bury in my raised beds pre-planted . The secret of using it successfully seems to be to ensure that it is kept absolutely dry until it needs to be used. Trials, as they say, are ongoing.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you wrap them up in big cabbage leaves? Long ago around here, they used to wrap butter up in them. It's just a thought.
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