Eco Bags: A Perf Go Green Product Review
Looking for a sure fire way to combat the plastic bag dilemma? Want to green with your household disposable plastics, but need something that's actually strong enough to stand up to the necessary rigors? Enter, Perf Go Green. To find out why I think they rock, and what they have to offer, read on.
Available at Walgreens, CVS and Amazon.Com, these disposable products are completely biodegradable within 24 months. Some cool info from their press kit? They are also created from post-consumer and post-industrial plastic and combined with an additive that breaks them down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass with no release of toxins in the process. Another super cool tidbit? Their bags are now FDA food-contact compliant. So they'll be launching food storage and checkout bags this year. Wa. Hoo. They also have lawn and leaf bags and are gearing up for commercial sized bags for use in government, corporate and other large facilities with green systemic needs. See? I told you they rocked. Want some more specifics? Here are the product samples they shipped, and my reaction to each of them.
Doggie duty bags.
These are actually quite sturdy, and large enough to handle what larger dogs have to offer, if you know what I mean. I also liked their box design as it relates to easy dispensing. The bags come on a roll and easily pull through the top opening until the next line of perforation can be seen. Then, it's an easy tear off and you can move on to the next bag. The roll is a little large to fit into the round carrying tube we like to use when we have our dog on walkabout, but it's definitely doable for around the yard pick up, and if you like to carry a fanny pack or do the canine saddlebag gig as a pet hack for your road trips with Rover, these should work fine for those options as well.
I was sent one large enough to do a good sized project on. I haven't started sanding down my two piece storage cabinet to repaint yet, but I did pull out the cloth and give it a few tugs in multiple directions. Again, I feel comfortable using the word sturdy to describe this product. It also didn't rip immediately like many of the one millimeter drop cloths tend to do. Can I just say how cool I think it is that some company somewhere is buying a clue with regards to the other areas of need for biodegradable plastics? If there's another company selling eco-friendly drop cloths out there, I haven't found it yet. (Feel free to sound off in the comments section if you know of one.)
Kitty pan liners.
The sample I received was for the jumbo size. I don't own cats, but I did pull one out and give it the old poke and tug test on your behalf. Definitely as strong as the other products. I have a cat owning friend who includes product reviews on her blog, and she's graciously agreed to check out these products with a more detailed field test. We'll keep you posted.
Kitchen trash bags.
The box design is similar to the smaller ones for the doggie duty bags, but really comes into play in our kitchen with this particular part of the product line. There's an adhesive strip with a peel off protector that you can stick to the bottom of a clean kitchen trash can. Then, the products easily roll out one at a time and tear off quickly at the next bag. Slick. We used the thirty gallon ones that can also be used for yard projects. They are a nice roomy size with generous grab and tie handles, and you guessed it – STRONG. Yup. We're loving 'em.
Personally, I am waiting with bated breath for the food storage bags. In the meantime however, I'm psyched to know there are now options for some of the other areas of disposable plastics on the home front. It's great to go with reusable cloth and cut down on the product usage altogether, but not everyone finds that realistic. Perf Go Green provides an easily traversable bridge for the balancing act we all face between budget, planet and convenience.