Starting Monday, we begin rolling out our new packaging!
These bags are biodegradable, due to the Biotrē film, and feature a ziplock top. Biotrē Film is made from 60% (by weight) renewable wood pulp. The wood pulp portion is biodegradable. Third party testing per ASTM tests D-6868 and D-6400 confirmed that nearly 100% of the wood pulp portion will disintegrate into healthy compost in 84 days. This should be done in a backyard, home composting pile so the remaining 40% can be managed properly.
The remaining 40% (by weight) of the bag is Polyethylene (PE) from fossil fuels with an additive that is designed to make it breakdown over five to ten years, thus reducing its impact on the waste stream compared to standard PE. The 40% portion along with the degassing valve, if a valve is used on the bags, must be disposed of responsibly with regular trash.
For more information, and to see the Biotrē bag in action, click here.