Keeping Organics Out of the Landfill

Who They Are

BioBag has one mission–to keep organic waste from ever entering a landfill.

Unlike some large petroleum-based plastic bag companies that are now dabbling in “compostable” bags, BioBag is a small company of dedicated employees who have been solely producing certified compostable bags since 2002. The founder of BioBag, Dave Williams, and his business partner, Terry Phillips, knew decades ago that certified compostable bags and films would be a necessary part of solving food waste issues in a changing world, and set out to create a truly plant-based and compostable product to save our landfills.

Over the last 16 years, the BioBag name has become synonymous with high quality, certified compostable bags with consumers and businesses alike. They work with local community governments to establish food waste composting programs, and educate their consumers on the benefits of keeping food waste and other organics from entering our landfills. And that’s just part of the reason that more consumers use BioBags than all their competitors–combined.

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Did you know the EPA estimates that more than 30% of landfill bound waste is organic material? Once this gets to the landfill, the food and paper scraps will create methane gas, a greenhouse gas 30x more harmful than carbon dioxide. By encouraging the composting of organic materials, and offering a selection of commercially compostable trash bags and reusable snack bags to make it even easier for businesses and households, BioBag is determined to keep everything organic out of the landfill.

Their compostable bags are different because, unlike plastic baggies made from non-renewable oil, BioBags are made from Mater-Bi, a plant-based bioplastic that’s truly unique. Mater-Bi is from an innovative family of bioplastics that uses substances obtained from plants, such as corn starch, and biodegradable and compostable polymers from renewable materials. The use of renewable raw materials, instead of those derived from fossil fuels, helps control greenhouse gases like methane, that can occur in landfills. The plant-based resin that goes into BioBag products is sourced from Italy, as there is no compostable resin supplier in North America that can guarantee a resin made from GMO-Free crops. That resin is then blown into compostable bags and films at the BioBag production facility in California.

But BioBag doesn’t just make amazing compost friendly products–they’re educating the world on the power of composting! BioBag has been a proud and active member of the US Composting Council (USCC) for decades. They support the USCC’s mission of advancing composting manufacturing, utilization, and organics recycling to help change the state of food waste in America. They proudly believe that composting is not just a fad–but a way of life we need to celebrate.

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    No GMO
  • Plant Based Resin
    Plant Based Resin

This product contains material that has been third-party certified to meet ASTM Standards D6400 (for Compostable Plastics) or ASTM D6868 (for Compostable Packaging). These products break down in industrial composting facilities, and turn into usable soil. Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area.

This product contains material that can break down into soil in either a backyard or industrial composting system. These products are declared compostable by the manufacturer, but may not third-party certified. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This product is made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. The process of using GMO’s involves manipulating the DNA of plants, animals, and other organisms to produce benefits such as an ability to tolerate herbicides or produce their own pesticides. GMO’s have been deemed as unsafe by many developed nations.

Plant Based Resins are used as an alternative to fully-synthetic plastics. Instead of using Petroleum as the main base ingredient to form plastic, some companies have started replacing a portion of the ingredients with plant and vegetable extracts. This lowers the amount of resources extracted to create purely synthetic products, and often provides a use for agricultural byproducts such as corn or flax. Some plant based resins are made from 100% plant materials, and can be composted in industrial facilities. EarthHero recommends checking with your local compost facility to determine which items are safe to compost.

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