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New Puma Shopping Bag Dissolves In Water (Video)

Popular shoe maker Puma recently announced that it will phase out its plastic shopping bags in favor of a 100 percent biodegradable alternative made from cornstarch.

The company claims that the new bags are capable of completely degrading after only 3 months in a home compost pile, and estimates that this replacement will save 192 tons of plastic and 293 tons of paper each year.

If shoppers don’t want to wait for the bag to degrade naturally, or don’t have access to a compost pile, the bag can also be completely dissolved in water in just a few minutes.

Talk about instant gratification! Watch the new Puma shopping bag disappear in the video clip below:

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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10:39AM PDT on May 11, 2013

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4:41PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

thanks

7:22PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

cool.....but I don't wear Puma and never take shopping bags.....

11:54AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Veramente fantastico.

3:52PM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

This is great but I'll stick to taking canvas bags with me with when I go shopping, they last for years and when they finally wear out they too decompose also I don't walk around acting as a free advertising billboard for the shop that I have visited.

12:56PM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

KUDOS to Puma!!

Love it, love it, love it.

11:42AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

Hey Puma, far out! Way to Go!

9:20AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

Awesome!

9:31PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Absolutely marvelous!!!!!

9:34PM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

Great idea and I also think it'd be great fun to watch it melt! :)

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