Paper is beneficial to a successful organic waste diversion program.

We understand your success is partly dependent on participation rates. Research shows that participation is driven by a number of variables such as frequency of collection, size of curbside collection bin and longevity of your program;  participation rates do not increase with the inclusion of plastic in the diversion process.  Banning plastic, even certified compostable or biodegradable plastic, in your municipal organic waste diversion program helps the organic waste cycle.

Your organic waste diversion program can also benefit from paper for the following reasons:

  • Paper bags can lower processing and capital costs
  • Paper bags  help turn organic waste into quality compost that can be returned to the community
  • Paper bags enable the organic contents to “breathe” – reducing odours and potential health hazards

Stringent testing in Canada, the US and Europe shows that BAG TO EARTH 100% compostable food waste bags have absolutely no negative impact on either the composting processes, biomethanation/anaerobic digestion processes or the finished compost.

Bag To Earth is committed to environmental sustainability and all of our paper bags are made from 100% renewable and sustainable resources. All the raw materials, including glues and vegetable-based inks, are compostable.   The use of paper has a low environmental impact, compared to the life cycle of alternative materials, such as plastic.

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