100% Certified Compostable

Need a bag for it? We can find something to match.


It’s all in the bag

Now, this is where the bags start to get interesting. The variety of shopping bag designs we carry are extensive. So regardless of what you would like your customers to take your goodies home in, we can produce it.

We carry draw-string bags with cotton or resin strings. The resin strings are made from the same material our bags are made from. So they are even compostable. We also carry die-cut and wave top bags if you are looking for something a little different.

We also produce self-adhesive bags for garments and other applications. So understanding how you want to use the bags will help us determine the best option for you.

We even can do smaller bags for such applications as pet waste pick-up. And trust us, they are strong enough to not let you down in some of the ickiest situations.

With our fully customizable options, you can essentially build-your-bag if you have a vision in mind. And since we control all aspects of the supply chain, it’s just another thing that makes us special.


Our shopping bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all being BPI certified and are safe for all composting facilities and programs in Canada, the United States and Europe. Our bags are accepted even in Montreal where the first single-use plastic bag ban has been successfully put into the place. These bags are a proven eco-friendly solution in the research and testing taking place throughout the world.

Depending on the bag type and size will determine how they are sold, whether its by the roll or a set number per case. Since the needs of retailers and shopper vary so much depending on the products sold and how the retailers want to present its brand we offer the following:

  • die-cut bags
  • wavetop bags
  • drawstring bags
  • self-adhesive bags
  • traditional bags
  • pet waste bags


They come in 2 resin colours, first being a neutral light-beige that allows all your printing to stand out nicely and supports any brand. The second colour is a light green making it clear they are compostable.

Our soy-based ink colours are not restricted but there is a maximum of 4 colours that can be printed on the bags.

Shelf Life:

These bags have a 12-month shelf life. This is an important validator to their ability to breakdown. They are not meant to last forever. So we work closely with you to ensure you have the right number of bags you need when you need them at their best quality.


Bags like these have a reputation to not be very strong, to begin with. However, our bags are more reliable than most traditional bag options since they come from a different source material giving them more elasticity.  Depending on the size and thickness of the bag you want to be produced will determine how much weight they can hold. They are strong and if you really need to haul something heavy, we can make it happen.

Certified Compostable:

So what does it mean exactly to be certified compostable? It means our bags have been tested by the BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) which is an external organization that verifies how our products meet their requirements and are true to what we say.  This is the regulatory body that completes rigorous testing on our products and others to ensure they are safe to be used in composting and will not add any harmful chemicals to the natural process.

Not all products are equal and without the BPI certification products are not verified to be safe for compost facilities or your backyard compost. Compostable bags biodegrade, but biodegradable bags without BPI approval are not compostable.

Our products are certified to compost but contents you place in the bag may not be compostable. You must verify what is allowed within your local regulations.

We have developed a line of stock bags, complete with a general compostability message. Depending on current supply and demand, this line includes a stock t-shirt, produce, and mailer bag for purchase on a case-by-case basis. Please check our bags catalogue for further details.

Often retailers have very specific bagging needs, and want to brand them as their own. You can get exactly what you want with a custom bag order. Alternatively, if we receive a large enough volume of requests for a certain size and style of unbranded compostable packaging, we will work to offer these as part of our stock.


If you are a Grocer or Retailer that would like to order a branded bag for your customers we can help. We can create the size you want with the branding you need. We can print up to 4 colours and produce high volume numbers depending on your consumption.

There is a minimum order of 75,000 bags which averages out to be about 100 cases, depending on case quantities, but we take care of all the details for you.

No need to compromise on quality and no need to spend more money on expensive paper or multi-use options.

We will even help support you with our creative and help you promote the product with our marketing expertise. We want these products to be an asset to your business and help build customer loyalty as well as create a better world for everyone.

 Tell Us What We Can Build for You.

As mentioned, we are unique as we control all aspects of the supply chain when manufacturing these products. So that makes us very flexible and also allows us to ensure the quality is there.

When ordering custom bags, the first order takes the longest as we need to build the plates and get everything set up for you. Delivery is usually within 13-15 weeks. But we are flexible on where they need to go and will do what we can to help you get them there.

If you currently work with a distribution company, we will do what we can to build a relationship with them and keep your supply chain as simple and smooth as possible.

They are made from natural renewable resources, in our case they are corn-based. And since they are made from organic material themselves they respond the same way organic material responds in the decomposition process.

How Composting Works

Just like your typical organic waste, decomposition is taken care of by bacteria that break it down and essentially eat it for their own food source. What is left behind is waste the bacteria expels which is often the nutrients that can not be consumed by the bacteria. This nutrient-rich by-product is what has been used as healthy soil additives for ages.

In fact, there is evidence composting practices were used over 10,000 years ago in different parts of the world. There’s even evidence of composting methods being used by King Sargon during the Akkadian Dynasty, which lasted about 160 years between 2320 BC and 2120 BC. So composting is not a new concept. We are just getting smart and going back to some effective proven natural methods of enhancing our soil nutrients and dealing with waste.

Because our products are made from organic material or bioplastics, they too breakdown just like organic waste does when exposed to the same conditions. Bacteria is key to the fast breakdown of any organic material and are essential for our products as well. But when placed in a composting facility or combined with home composting, they typically break down within 8-16 weeks depending on how much bacteria is present, moisture and temperature. The decomposition of our products can even happen between 6-10 weeks when the conditions are ideal and there are other organic materials present with the products.

But the number 1 thing to remember is when they do breakdown, they leave nothing harmful behind. No micro-plastics are leached into the environment like other bags that claim to be eco-friendly such as biodegradable and oxo-degradable bags. That is why compostable products are revolutionary in our fight against harmful plastics but yet allow us to still have the convenience we have come to enjoy in our everyday life.

Go to our FAQ’s if you have more questions, or feel free to contact us directly. We love sharing more info about our products.

Our Most Popular Compostable Products

Listed below are our most popular products. If you need something a little different, just contact us and we will let you know what we can do for you. Our customization is what sets us appart. Not to mention the variety of products we can manufacture means you can get what you need from one place. We are all about making it as simple for everyone as possible.

Food Storage and Home Use Products

Ready for you to purchase for your home

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Zipper Close Bags

Certified Compostable Cling Wrap

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Cling Wrap

Compostable Garbage Bags

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Garbage Liners

Bags for Your Business

Some in Stock and Custom Orders Available
T-shirt Compostable biodegradable shopping bag for food scraps

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Tote-All Bags

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Produce Bags

Refresh Packaging's compostable paper and bamboo bag styles good for Retail, food service, checkout, and delivery. Styles include loop and die-cut handles

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Paper Shopping Bags

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Self Adhesive/Mailers

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Pet Waste Bags

Check out our Bag Catalogue

Take Out and Fresh Food Packaging

Custom Orders Available

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Sandwich & Wrap Boxes

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Cups & Cutlery

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Soup & Salad Containers

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Bakery & Deli packaging

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Compostable Gloves

Browse our Take-Out Packaging Catalogue

Sustainable Packaging for Dry Goods and Meats

Perfect for packaing your teas, powders and high barrier vacuum seal compostable packaging for meat, fish and poultry

Check out our Dry Goods Packaging Catalogue


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In 2011, over half of Canadian households (61%) had participated in some form of composting. Forty-five percent of all households reported composting kitchen waste and 68% of households with a lawn or garden reported composting yard waste.

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In 2011, over half of Canadian households (61%) had participated in some form of composting. Forty-five percent of all households reported composting kitchen waste and 68% of households with a lawn or garden reported composting yard waste.

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