Georgia company converts corn ethanol byproducts into grocery bags

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In Georgia, Attis Industries has unveiled biodegradable, multi-use grocery bags made from corn ethanol byproducts.

“Numerous international governments have imposed initiatives to rid their jurisdictions of single-use bags in an effort to preserve natural resources and avoid irreparable harm to the environment,” says Jeff Cosman, CEO of Attis Industries. “Attis is proud to focus on and offer solutions that do not disrupt consumer behavior while reducing the environmental costs of plastic bag usage, all while offering a substantial cost savings to existing biodegradable alternatives.”

According to Attis, the United States consumes 100 billion plastic grocery bags annually. Each takes 1,000 years to decompose.