Stardust Sustainables is a family company that has made it our mission to create the NATURAL replacement for plastic bags!!! Every Stardust Natural Fiber Bag eliminates the need for thousands of single use plastic bags and we have already kept ...
Stardust Sustainables is a family company that has made it our mission to create the NATURAL replacement for plastic bags!!! Every Stardust Natural Fiber Bag eliminates the need for thousands of single use plastic bags and we have already kept forty million bags out of our landscape and oceans. Thanks to you, we are well on the way to restoring the beauty and health of our planet. Stardust Bags are made from Jute, an ancient textile prized by the Egyptians for its strength and durability. Matthew Murray Peter Murray (Co-Founder) (Co-Founder) Stardust founders, Peter and Matthew Murray, refined the jute by adding cotton to make an even more attractive textile we call Juco. Jute is the most sustainable crop on earth! It grows without fertilizers or pesticides and only needs natural rainfall for irrigation and it absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen faster than trees When your Stardust bag eventually wears out, you can compost it or bury it in theback yard. In 9 weeks it will totally biodegrade and return to the soil as if it never existed.Stardust Bags are Earth friendly throughout the whole product life cycle! Summers during college I worked on a tree farm where we would hand dig trees, burlap the root balls and tie them with jute rope. I thought it was pretty cool the burlap and jute was strong enough to hold together a 2,000 pound root ball, yet would biodegrade in about 9 weeks. I thought there must be other uses for such a strong, earth friendly fiber. I tucked that thought aside, completed a degree in horticulture at Virginia Tech and ran a landscape architecture firm for 35 years. I had been retired for about a week and was reading about how plastic bags were destroying our ecosystem and it hit me! Why not make shopping bags from jute fiber? Stardust Sustainables was born! We bought a garage full of bags and started selling them at farmers markets, gift shops and local grocery stores. Then we began getting requests from businesses, churches and organizations to make custom bags and now we are the number one producer of reusable/biodegradable bags in the country. Our name was inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song Woodstock. ‘We are Stardust, we are golden….and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden’-Joni Mitchell
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