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Compostable Products


Bamboo & Kraft Paper Bags

We love our compostable bags, and although these don’t pack down as small as our compostable resin bags, our kraft paper and bamboo checkout bags are another great compostable choice. They are strong, and can be made to best fit your needs, including being made with an optional compostable moisture-resistant coating!

They are fully customizable with 4 colour printing. Tell us the size, style, and quantity you would like over the year and we can quote you exactly what you want. Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) for custom paper bags is around 10,000-20,000 pieces. If you’re just starting out, or not ready to commit to those quantities, we also offer two stock sizes of bamboo bags that can be ordered on a case-by-case basis. Just specify if you are interested in custom or stock.

Don’t be confused by other paper bags. Just because it is paper doesn’t mean it can be composted. In order for a paper bag to be safe for compost, it must not have any coatings or varnishes that will contaminate the compost. As compostable products are the ONLY thing we do, rest assured that we are not adding anything that will cause any harm to the compost.


Our paper bags are safe for all composting facilities and programs in Canada, the United States and Europe. Our paper bags are an excellent choice given the single-use plastic ban that the Federal Government of Canada has announced. With bamboo as our preferred paper source, our bags are the most proven eco-friendly solution next to a certified compostable resin bags – with the research and testing taking place throughout the world. We manufacture all styles from flat top to beautiful handled bags.


These bags come in natural colours or white with the ability to print on both styles, and both options allow your printing to stand out nicely and supports any brand. We can even do some creative printing on the gusset of the bag so your branding is as clever as you want it to be.

Ink colours are not restricted but there is a maximum of 4 colours that can be printed on the bags. Note that custom printing is only for orders meeting MOQ or higher (10,000 bags for kraft paper, 20,000 for bamboo).


The size and thickness of the bag you want to be produced will determine how much weight they can hold, but standard-sized bags typically have no problems holding around 12 lbs and up. We can build your bag to meet your size and weight requirements so you feel confident that your paper bags will hold up in cases where others may have failed.

Safe and Certified Compostable:

Not all paper products are equal and just because it is paper does not mean it is safe for compost. You must be very careful not to put paper that has non-compostable coatings, lamination or varnishes in the compost as it will contaminate the compost. All of our paper bags are made with only compostable materials (even if you get a lining) and contain no PFAS, plastics, or silicones, making them an ideal brown ingredient for your compost pile.


It’s true, we can build a paper bag for you that is moisture-resistant so it holds up better in different climates as well as with different products placed inside. There is nothing more frustrating than when you put something in a paper bag that has moisture or condensation on the outside or could possible leak and it causes the bag to fall apart. Our moisture barriers are certified compostable and will not cause any issues, or add toxins to the compost you want to put the bags into. This option is perfect for businesses doing food delivery.

Our paper products are also PFAS free. This again means that there are no harmful toxins for you or for your compost.



If MOQ’s are a bit too high for you right now, we also have two stock bamboo bag options that can be purchased one case at a time. These lovely bags are printed on the sides and bottom of the bag but are almost entirely blank on the front and back.

The two sizes currently offered are:

  • 13x7x13″ (perfect for grocery checkout and food delivery) and carry up to 20lbs
  • 10x5x12″ (great for convenience stores and smaller sales).

Both sizes have a convenient twisted rope handle, and the bamboo fibres make the bags extra strong.

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 either 10,000 or 20,000 bags, depending on if you choose to go with kraft paper or bamboo respectively. Just let us know what you want and we will take care of all the details for you. Unlike our compostable resin bags, these products do not expire.

No need to compromise on quality and no need to spend more money on expensive options.

We will even help support you with our creative team and help you promote your 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.

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 13-16 weeks. 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.

For stock orders, product is shipped within 1-2 business days following payment.

Our compostable paper bags can be made from kraft paper, but we are most proud of our bamboo paper bags. Bamboo regenerates extremely fast, making it an incredibly renewable resource. And since they are made from organic material themselves, they respond the same way organic material responds in the decomposition process.

Just like your typical organic waste, decomposition is taken care of by bacteria that break the bags down and essentially eat them 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 a healthy soil additive for ages.

In fact, there is evidence that composting practices were used over 10,000 years ago in different parts of the world. There is 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, bioplastics, and paper, they too break down just like organic waste does when exposed to the same conditions. Bacteria are key to the fast breakdown of any organic material and are essential for our products as well. When placed in a composting facility or combined with home composting, our bags typically break down within 8-16 weeks depending on how much bacteria is present, as well as moisture and temperature conditions. 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.

Paper is considered a “brown” ingredient for compost and is essential for the balance of the compost. Brown ingredients help reduce smells and keep the bacteria happy by providing a different food source and increasing the biodiversity of the compost.

The number 1 thing to remember is that, when the bags do break down, they leave nothing harmful behind. No microplastics are leached into the environment like other bags that claim to be eco-friendly such as “biodegradable” and “oxo-degradable” bags. That is why certified compostable products are revolutionary in our fight against harmful plastics while allowing 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. We do offer garment bags and self-adhesive bags and even pet waste bags & so much more.

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

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XL Garbage Liners

Bags for Your Business

Some in Stock and Custom Orders Available

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T-shirt 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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