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Migros has introduced a new form of packaging which is completely bio-degradable and expected to replace the conventional plastic bags used for their organic products.

The "bio" bags, whose initial trial contents will be carrots, are made out of cornstarch granules and are labelled using an ink free of any poisonous substances. The bags are highly durable and last, if kept dry, as long as their contents. The decomposition process takes up to three weeks to complete and commences immediately upon contact with water or other rubbish. The trial run will be conducted at the Migros Genossenschaft Aare in Berne.

A customer comment card and questionnaire will be distributed with the packaging, the results of which will determine the innovation's future throughout Switzerland. Presuming the public responds in a positive manner, Migros intends to use the "bin" bags for carrots nation-wide.
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Title Annotation:Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund develops new biodegradable packaging
Comment:CARROTS IN CORN BAGS.(Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund develops new biodegradable packaging)
Publication:Swiss News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EXSI
Date:Sep 1, 2001

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