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I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

WHERE TO FIND EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS in Costa Rica!!

I JUST returned from my neighborhood Mas x Menos Market and as usual, when I said "sin bolsa por favor" and I explained it was to help the environment (doing my part in walking more gently on this earth!) and pointed to my handy dandy BIG backpack and HUGE Mexican bag, she looked at me with a combination of confusion and like I was crazy - BUT, then she gave me a BIG SMILE and she PROUDLY showed me their new "PLASTIC" BAGS that are 100% BIODEGRADABLE (by http://EcoGreenProducts.com)!!!!!

Reading their website, it seems that Ecogreen Products are made of corn and they are biodegradable, NON-genetically modified and certified compostable!! They claim that most bags as we know them are Petroleum-based plastic and have a raw material cycle time of 150 MILLION YEARS while Ecogreen Products decompose in LESS than 150 DAYS!!!!

I am a HAPPY GIRL!!! (though I will still bring my own BIG Mexican bags when I do my marketing!!).


When they first pulled out a bag they did NOT offer me the WONDERFUL NEW bags so you may have to ask for them!!


I am not sure if they have these also at HiperMas, Perimercado and their other stores. Do you know/can you check and report back to us?


Do you know of other stores IN Costa Rica that carry products that are conscious of Mother Earth / our walking more gently on this Planet? Please share!!! E- me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com


And please with your favorite store the concept and contact information for these bags or the unbleached canvas bags or BETTER YET, ask them to carry those BIG STURDY bags you use over and over (mine from Mexico [a mesh material] are at least 7 years old!!) we see people with (yet I haven't found many of other than in Winnie the Pooh and Cinderella!)


One gentler step at a time!!!

2 comments:

Ria said...

Vicki,

One would think that because EcoTourism is big in Costa Rica, that ecoproducts would be as well. I can see though that they aren't yet. I am glad to see that they are starting to show up.

Big Dave on Sports said...

Thanks for the tip. I will be traveling to Costa Rica soon for some r and r, and this will def be helpful.