Paper or Tapioca Bags for Lakewinds Shoppers

A reusable and fully compostable bag made from tapioca root is being used by member-owned natural food co-op Lakewinds.

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

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