These bags are not your typical bags that come from the grocery store. They are better. Strong, manufactured for quick release to make your checkout process as efficient as possible.
These bags in particular are no longer offered as a custom product and can only be purchased in our stock size, which is 12x7x20″, 1mil thickness, and feature our Compost Me message, as seen in the photo.
Our bags are BPI certified and are safe for composting facilities and programs in Canada, the United States and Europe. These bags are a proven eco-friendly solution in the research and testing taking place throughout the world.
They come in 1 resin colour, a neutral light beige that allows all our printing to stand out nicely and supports any brand.
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 at their best quality.
They are more reliable than most traditional bag options since they come from a different source material giving them more elasticity. Our standard-sized bags typically have no problems holding between 14 to 20lbs.
So what does it mean exactly to be certified compostable? It means our bags have been tested and certified by BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) which is an external organization that verifies that 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 a certification, products are not verified to be safe for compost facilities or your backyard compost.
Our stock bag comes in the neutral bag colour mentioned in the product overview. It carries an educational component to help support composting efforts regardless of where they are used and to also make it very clear these bags are safe to compost.
Product SKU & Size:
Size: 12 x 7 x 20
Thickness: 1 mil
This bag style is only available as a stock product and cannot be customized at this time.
When ordering our stock bags, you can have them very quickly as we keep them here ready to be ordered. Once payment is received, orders are typically shipped within 1-2 business days.
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.
Just like your typical organic waste, decomposition is taken care of by bacteria that break the bag down and essentially eats 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 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 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 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 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. 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
Bags for Your Business
Some in Stock and Custom Orders Available
Take Out and Fresh Food Packaging
Custom Orders Available
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
WHO WE WORK WITH
Test results showed the new bioplastic is marine biodegradable with a 97% biodegradation rate in ocean water within a one-year period, according to ASTMD6691 standards for marine biodegradability.
Test results showed the new bioplastic is marine biodegradable with a 97% biodegradation rate in ocean water within a one-year period, according to ASTMD6691 standards for marine biodegradability.)
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