Eat Your Sandwich Bag Along with Your Sandwich

Eat Your Sandwich Bag Along with Your Sandwich

Compost it when you are done with your meal and eventually grow the lettuce and tomatoes for another sandwich.
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Never fear wrapping your sandwich again. Now you can #compost it thanks to NatureFlex (via @Greenopolis)
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 1:34pm


Well, not quite yet. But you can compost it when you are done with your meal and eventually grow the lettuce and tomatoes for another sandwich.

In the classic comic routine The 2000 Year Old Man, Mel Brooks states that the best innovation he’s seen in 2000 years is Saran Wrap, because it keeps his nectarines fresh. Well NatureFlex may take Saran Wrap one better. It not only keeps food fresh, but can be turned back into food, because it is compostable right at home. NatureFlex is a transparent, heat-sealable compostable cellulose film. It controls moisture penetration and can be used to package baked goods, fresh produce, dried foods, snacks, along with household products and personal care items. It’s a compostable, plant based renewable packaging material now being used in the organic foods and natural products industry.

Packaging is a problem in many cases. Lots of wraps, plastic bubble containers and bags that our food comes in is not biodegradable, compostable, nor recyclable- think granola bags, dried fruit pouches, or bubble packs for personal care products. NatureFlex supposedly works as well as petroleum based packaging but can be composted right at home. I didn’t see from their website that they offered a product for use in the home. But why not shoot ‘em an email? I use a lot of wax paper sheets and bags to avoid petroleum based food wraps, but it would be nice to have a food wrap that I could compost along with the scraps of my sandwich. It carries compostable label and is “carbon neutral.” The company offsets their carbon footprint via biogas projects, and invest in reforestation and energy efficient stoves in Africa. The source of their material is wood pulp, so you’re not taking food from other people’s mouths to package what goes into yours. Check ‘em out, and tell ‘em to give us an alternative to plastic wrap, so we can keep the planet fresh another 2,000 years. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.