SoHo Partnership Enters Supply Agreement for Biodegradable Trash Bags

SoHo will become the first New York City neighborhood to use biodegradable trash bags after reaching an agreement with Perf Go Green, a Gotham startup.

The SoHo Partnership is a non-profit organization that hires homeless and jobless people through the BRC Human Services Corporation, another New York City-based organization that provides rehab and treatment programs for the homeless. The program cleans a 30-block area daily, removing over 15,000 pounds of trash, and also plants and maintains trees and other greenery and administers various recycling programs. Yesterday, the organization announced that it has entered into a supply agreement to purchase Perf Go Green’s biodegradable trash bags for use in its operations.

The Perf Go Green bags debuted earlier this year at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, and are manufactured from recycled plastics. The film that’s applied to the bags is biodegradable, and causes the bags to break down when disposed of in soil. SoHo Partnership founder Henry Buhl said that the organization is “absolutely delighted to announce SoHo as the city’s first neighborhood to use biodegradable trash bags.” Perf Go Green was founded last November and is also headquartered here in New York.

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One Response to SoHo Partnership Enters Supply Agreement for Biodegradable Trash Bags

  1. mark Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    biodegradable polyethylene??? Hmmm? BioBags contain no polyethylene and are astm6400 certified as such. Oxydegradable polyethylene can not be composted, nor can it be recycled. Greenwashing makes folks feel good but does not solve to the problem. Landfill diversion through recycling and composting is what we ought to be solving towards. Oxydegradables do not help us solve toward this.