Green Product Review : Stout Bio-Degradable Garbage Bag

Dated: 08/20/2018

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Going Green doesn't mean going Back

Hey guys. As a wife, mother and Realtor, I spend a lot of time thinking about creating the best home environment I can. Home to me is a safe place, a place of respite from this crazy world, the place my children will remember 20 years from now. A home is a place of learning and wellness. Biologically speaking a home is a habitat. Our own little human habitats gathered together in cities throughout our bio-region and ultimately serving as a single pixel that composes the complex ecosystem we like to refer to as Earth. Like many people these days I am passionate about the dire state of our habitat and the need to really address personal habits that are wreaking havoc on the delicate balance of our ecosystem. I have believed in being green since I was a child, and it is due time I put my money where my mouth is.

So, a couple months ago I started doing very little changes in my personal routine. Looking for those little area's I can make a change and avoid contributing to the plastic problem. One area that I quickly identified as an area where plastic is an idiotic idea is garbage bags. It makes no sense at all to pick up biodegradable garbage like paper and food scraps and put them into a plastic pollutant that is just going to be buried in the ground. It seems a logical solution to make those items biodegradable as well. Maybe eventually we will stop producing toxic waste as a society and our landfills will be organic fertilizer facilities, but until then I can make this one tiny change.


I’m going to be honest with you though, I was worried. I had done some research, read a few consumer reports but just couldn’t shake the idea that somehow I would end up using way more garbage bags because they would biodegrade inside my trash can throughout the day…..I know this sounds silly, but own who you are right? I ended up settling on Stout garbage bags. They were $15 for 3 boxes, a couple of rolls in each box. A bit more expensive then the bags I regularly bought, but not unreasonable.

I am happy to report that my worries were unfounded! Yes, it’s true, these garbage bags are awesome. They don’t have any of the cool “flex” features or the lavender scent that seems oh so popular these days, but they get the job done. They are nice and thick, open easily, tie well, last multiple days in the trash bin even with wet waste in them, and they have the capacity to handle a reasonable garbage bag load. They fulfill the purpose of a garbage bag flawlessly, and I have made one more baby step to a sustainable family.

Verdict: I recommend them! 

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Ashley Boughner

Hello ambiguous prospective client... A little about me. I grew up in Southern Oregon; backpacking, hiking, swimming, rock-climbing, camping and all things outdoors. My husband and I moved throughout ....

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