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Exciting New Products for Our Green Consumers!

New Product

Introducing Certified Compostable Sandwich & Storage Bags!

After years of development, BioBag is proud to meet customer demands for Compostable Sandwich and Storage bags. Like all our other traditional products, these revolutionary bioplastic innovations are made from the material Mater-Bi®

The sandwich bags come in Fold Tops and Resealables. These are great for On-The-Go lunches and snacks.

The Resealable Storage Bags zip tight and are great for storing all types of food.

When finished, one can discard the sandwich and storage bags with other compostable waste. BioBag Sandwich and Storage Bags compost right along with other organic waste in a municipal compost facility to create nutrient-rich soil!

More Wonderful Benefits:

  • Certified Compostable* in a municipal compostable setting
  • Meets ASTM D6400
  • BPA Free – Made without plasticizers or other additives that may be transferred to the food
  • Great Alternative to Polyethylene-Based plastic sandwich and storage bags
  • Prevents / restricts the food from exposure to moisture and oxygen
  • Good for all kinds of foods, including those with high fat and acid content
  • Made from GMO Free crops
  • Great for On-The-Go Uses: Work, school lunches, travel & picnics
We are thrilled to be able to offer these amazing, new compostable products! We hope you are too.

Try the new sandwich and storage bags today!

For individual orders, visit our Featured Retailers: How to Order

For wholesale case orders, contact us directly info@biobagusa.com

*Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area. To find a municipal composting facility, visit findacomposter.com. May not be suitable for home composting depending on your composting method.


Optimizing Green

MSW Management
The article, Optimizing Green, in this month’s MSW Management magazine gave a comprehensive look into the past, current and future composting landscape. The brevity of this article was quite impressive. Among its highlights was a segment on the transition from early pilot stages of composting in King County, WA to their present operations. The article also spoke to BioBag’s partnership with the city from the beginning of their pilot program in 2003. As you know, BioBags assist in the collection and diversion of organic waste. It is proven that providing tools like BioBags help with residential and business participation along with the increase collection of feedstock (green waste) for composters. It really is a win/win scenario for organic waste diversion programs as King County notes.

Along with underlining the successes and struggles of communities who are trying to gain support for composting, the article speaks to industry experts about the challenges, benefits and future of composting.

Most notability, BioBag’s very own VP of Sales, Mark Williams, was quoted.

“Despite the economy, we’re seeing continued growth in our business,” notes Mark Williams, vice president of sales for BioBag. “Each year, more municipalities are going after the organic sector of their waste, recognizing organics as a resource instead of garbage. Just like we recycle cans, bottles, and paper, we’re recycling food and lawn waste, and there are infrastructures developing that are recognizing it as a resource instead of garbage.”

“It’s a huge chunk of the wastestream that hasn’t really been addressed by a lot of cities. After they develop their recycling programs, it’s the biggest chunk left for them to go after,” he says.

The article is really a fascinating and informative outlook of the industry. I learned a great deal the first time I read through it and will need to reread it to further digest everything. So, read it with me here and let me know what you think by commenting on it through our BioBabble Blog, posting on the BioBag Facebook page or tweeting us at @BioBag.

Optimizing Green

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New FTC Green Guides

FTC Green Guides
After close to 5 years of deliberating, the Federal Trade Commission released their revised Green Guides earlier last month. Companies making environmental claims about their products and/or services should make it a priority to comply with these Green Guides.

The Green Guides were first introduced in 1992 and have been modified a couple of times since, with the latest revision including new-age topics of environmental certifications and seals, carbon offsets, and renewable energy and materials claims.

Green product resellers and manufacturers, as well as all consumers, should familiarize themselves with these latest guidelines. Below is a great summary video by the FTC that walks you through the revisions and additions.

To review the complete guidelines, visit here.

To review a quick summary, visit here

BioBag, of course, has the most interest in and is actively pursuing compliance concerning our claims on compostability.

Compostable:

  • Marketers who claim a product is compostable need competent and reliable scientific evidence that all materials in the product or package will break down into — or become part of — usable compost safely and in about the same time as the materials with which it is composted.
  • Marketers should qualify compostable claims if the product can’t be composted at home safely or in a timely way. Marketers also should qualify a claim that a product can be composted in a municipal or institutional facility if the facilities aren’t available to a substantial majority of consumers.
A few years ago, BioBag worked with the FTC to ensure that all our packaging claims abided by these guidelines. With the publication of the latest revisions, BioBag is currently working again with the FTC to continue the truthfulness and honorably of our environmental claims.

If you have any questions about BioBag products and our environmental claims, especially regarding compostability, please feel free to contact us at any time at info@biobagusa.com or 727-789-1646.

Thank you.