As some of you may know, I am a member of the SC Johnson Blogger Panel. This means that I partner with them to write articles for the SC Johnson Green Choices website. Well, today I am very excited to write about a brand new product they have come out with- Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags. I am always happy to see companies explore greener options. I love the Ziploc Compostable Bags concept! It is amazing what people can do when they set their minds to it. I am happy to see so many companies beginning the process of making greener products more mainstream.
I was provided with the compostable bags in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. This post is sponsored by SC Johnson, but the opinions expressed are my own.
Review of Ziploc Compostable Sandwich Bags
The Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are available in three sizes- sandwich, quart, and gallon. These new bags are intended to provide compostable storage solutions that help reduce landfill waste. They are intended for people looking to make green choices without sacrificing food freshness or convenience. The Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags can help reduce landfill waste and create a valuable soil supplement. They should be composted in a commercial or municipal composting center that accepts food scraps. The only draw back to these compostable bags is that they are not yet meant for backyard composting. However, you can use findacomposter.com to locate a composting facility near you. They accepts food scraps and compostable food service ware and bags.
I opened up my box of Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags and took a close look. They appear very similar to regular Ziploc bags but they have a greenish tint. In addition, each one is labeled very clearly “Certified Compostable.” The bags feel slightly different in texture but are just like regular Ziplocs in functionality and weight.
When composted in a commercial composting facility that accepts food scraps and compostable bags, Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags can have a direct impact by reducing landfill waste and creating valuable soil supplement. I think that is pretty cool. While curbside commercial composting programs nationwide are still just getting started, they have potential for a large positive impact. According to the EPA, if participation in composting increased by just 20 percent, an additional 4 million tons of compostable waste could be prevented from going to landfills. Furthermore, the more people that participate in composting and recycling, the more widespread and easy it will become for everyone else to participate.
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Does your family compost? If you would like to start composting, here is an article with some composting tips. Feel free to share your own tips in the comments. I would also love to hear about places that do commercial composting near where you live. Thanks!