MINNETONKA, Minn. — A reusable and fully compostable bag made from tapioca root is being used by member-owned natural food co-op Lakewinds here.
Made by Tirta Marta, the Ecoplas bags join bags made from recycled paper. Lakewinds eliminated the use of plastic from its checkstands last year.
The tapioca bags are a better choice than paper since their carbon footprint is smaller, according to Lakewinds officials. Tapioca root is grown without use of chemical fertilizers or