Composting food and yard waste completes a natural cycle of life. By diverting organics to composting facilities municipalities can reduce as much as 40% of the amount of trash going into landfills, incinerators or the oceans resulting in reduced greenhouse gases and the overall impact on the environment. Composting occurs everywhere around us. Plants grow and die, their nutrients are then made available again by returning to the soil.
Composting can happen anywhere in our community, from your backyard to large scale municipal facilities. Many municipalities mandate residents to set aside their yard waste and kitchen scraps for city composting programs. When this valuable organic waste is properly treated and broken down into rich composite it can then be offered or sold back to the community.
Why use Bag To Nature™ compostable bags?
Bag To Nature™ bags and liners eliminate the mess and odor associated with the collection of organic waste. Having confidence that Bag To Nature™ will not sweat, tear, break or fall apart will assure increased participation in all organics collection programs.
What is composting
Composting is a natural biological process which converts organic material into a stable humus-like product called compost. Various microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, break down organic material into simpler substances. Composting is an aerobic process, which means that the microorganisms responsible for composting require oxygen to do their work.
What can be Composted?
Composting has the potential to manage all of the organic material in the waste stream which cannot otherwise be recycled. Some examples of residential organic material that can be composted include food scraps, leaves and yard wastes and paper products.
Diverting organic wastes from landfill sites helps to conserve diminishing landfill space and to reduce the production of leachate and methane gas (both of which add to the cost of operating a landfill). Composting can also produce soil with high quality soil amendment qualities.
How can I get additional information about composting?
The Composting Council of Canada - www.compost.org
United Composting Council- www.compostingcouncil.org
Please call your local municipal recycling office for specific information about the composting initiatives in your community .
What is Bag To Nature™ made from?
Bag To Nature™ is made from a proprietary blend of BPI certified biopolymers and Nature Works PLA.
What is BPI-BNQ certification?
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a professional association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use, and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting). The BPI is open to any materials and products that demonstrate (via scientifically proven techniques) that their products are completely biodegradable in approved composting facilities.
Founded in 1961, the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) is a member organization of the National Standards System of Canada and operates in the fields of:
- standards development
- the product, process, service and personnel certification
- the certification of quality and environmental management systems.
In addition, under an agreement reached with the SCC, the BNQ has the authority to assess the laboratories in Québec that wish to be accredited in the framework of the Testing Laboratory Assessment Program — Canada (PALCAN) The BNQ can also grant food safety certification according to the HACCP principles (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) under an agreement with MAPAQ.