The main purpose of compostable products to assist in the collection and diversion of food scraps to composting. Composting facilities can use pipes, probes, and other technologies to better monitor and regulate air flow, temperature, and moisture levels in composting piles. This allows commercial composters to efficiently process large volumes of municipal food waste. At the same time, it helps to ensure that compostable packaging is given enough time to break down in these advanced systems.

Home composting will not be able to produce the same results in the same timeframe without the controls, mechanical processes, and operating systems as commercial compost facilities. Temperatures in home compost piles typically don’t reach the levels of those in commercial or municipal facilities, and many of these products require higher temperatures to break down adequately.

  • Michael Weston says:

    I live in Sacramento County CA. The county has just initiated the collection of compost to go to their commercial site. Will you compostable bags work for this purpose?

    • Sammy says:

      Hi Michael,

      Yes! Our certified compostable bags are compliant with SB1383 and are accepted in your local Sacramento commercial compost facility. We are BPI and CMA certified and our bags are great at containing the smells and moisture of food scrap collection in your kitchen.

      Congratulations on starting a food waste collection program. Let us know if you need any help finding the right size!

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    Food loss and waste occur at each stage of the supply chain. The biggest proportion (about 37%) happens in the home.

    ReFED, 2021