After the webinar Zach sent us the insights and resources below …
The cheapest wholesale biodegradable bag that I’m aware of is $0.048 per bag, available through Good Start Packaging
And another available for $0.06
BioBag, which is compostable, does occasionally offer bulk pricing discounts for farmers market- and I heard on the webinar yesterday that they are currently offering the discount, but vendors/markets would need to contact them directly for pricing.
It is important to add, that even biodegradable bags can take years to breakdown and in a landfill they will be preserved. So, it is critical that when these bags are used at a market, conversations with customers continue to stress the importance of using reusable bags because the ultimate goal is to create a circular economy.
The Plastic Solutions Fund does not offer grants themselves but they can be a good place to go to get connected with funding opportunities.