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BioBag Food Waste Compostable Bags (3 Gallon), 25-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)

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  • Certified Compostable for community and home composting
  • Perfect for collecting food scraps and other small compostable waste
  • Made from plants, vegetable oils and Mater-Bi
  • Should be used within one year of purchase and stored in a cool, dry place
  • Pack of 4, 25-count boxes (total of 100-counts)
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BioBag Food Waste Bags are primarily used for the collection of food scraps, kitchen waste and other compostable waste for home or community composting. Our popular BioBag 3 gallon size is designed to fit most kitchen countertop composting pails or for lining small waste bins. BioBag 3 gallon bags are made using Non-GMO crops and meet the ASTM 6400 standard for compostable products. Most communities have designated days for yard and compostable waste pick-up. Check to see if there is a program in your area.

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BioBag Food Waste Bags

BioBag 3 gallon Food Waste Bags take the mess out of cleaning the kitchen compost pail. They are also great for refrigerator food storage. BioBags 'breathe' without leaking. This unique feature allows moisture to evaporate, which keeps food 'fresher' longer. BioBag 3 gallon bags can also be used for smaller bathroom waste cans. BioBag Food Waste Bags made from a resin derived from plants, vegetable oils and compostable polymers. BioBag Food Waste Bags are made from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) FREE crops. BioBag Food waste bags are Manufactured in the USA with resin sourced from Italy.

In addition to disposal in a municipal composting site, BioBag 3 and Food Waste Bags are also certified by Ok Compost (European) for disposal in home backyard compost settings. The certification process tests a product’s ability to decompose at a rate similar to other compostable items placed in the same setting.

BioBag products meet the specifications found in ASTM D6400 and will compost rapidly and safely when placed in a municipal or commercial composting facility. Appropriate composting facilities may not exist in your area. Please visit www.findacomposter.com to see if facilities are available in your community.


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  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002FC6JZG
  • UPC: 831128002030
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,665 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

These are very durable, I have never had a leak or tear.
Laura
And it's a good feeling to know you're helping sustain an environmentally friendly product while reducing the amount of plastic made and sent to the landfill.
Bill Zahren
I have composted so much food waste that my outdoor bin is almost full.
R. Vankleek

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110 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly E. Beall VINE VOICE on September 29, 2010
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We used to just dump our compostable kitchen stuff straight into the composting crock, and it was always a horrendous mess when we would carry it out to the main compost bin to empty. Now that I've started using these bags, it's a much less unpleasant task (and we empty the crock more often now, too, because we aren't both trying to put the task off hoping the other will break down and do it instead! :D )

A couple of caveats: the bags ARE, as advertised, biodegradable, so if you leave them in the crock full of wet kitchen scraps for too long, they will start to seep liquid out into the crock. It's more like osmosis - they don't really seem to develop holes at this point, but they kind of ooze liquid through a little bit. I'd say five days is the maximum time you should leave them in there. If you forget and they do start to seep, however, the task of taking the bag out to the compost bin and then washing the crock is still much less objectionable, since the inside of the crock is only wet, not stuck full of coffee grounds and bits of eggshell and all that other stuff I used to hate having to clean out of it every time.

They are also a bit fragile. The practice of cramming in as much stuff as you can by shoving down on top of the contents is just not a good idea here - the bags can be easily torn by hard materials such as banana stems, eggshells, grape stems and the like.

So basically the upshot of the whole thing is: don't shove too much into the compost crock, remove the bags often, and you will find that these bags make your counter-top compost collecting a much more pleasant task.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By T. Steyn on January 15, 2011
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I've been composting for several years, and bought one of those crocks that sits on the counter. I just put things in the crock and carried them out to the compost for years. But every time, you then have to wash out the messy, stinky crock. With these bags, the mess (and stink) is greatly reduced. I just put a folded paper towel in the bottom (to catch juices) and then the bag. When it is full it comes out of the crock much better than loose scraps. I started using them last year, and when I turned the compost this summer there was no trace of the older bags so they DO biodegrade as stated. The only thing I wish is that they were a little smaller; they are so big they stick out of the crock quite a bit and it seems wasteful.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis on August 3, 2010
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Love how easy these make it to empty the under-sink compost bucket into the composter. Cuts down on the cleaning of the bucket, too (though it still usually needs a good rinse). Found that the bags tend to slip down into the bucket so we simply pull a little bit over the outer edge, twist it into a knot and hold it there with a small binder clip.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By jaspersu on July 19, 2010
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I use these in a compost pail in my kitchen. They make it a little more convenient to empty the pail into the compost pile outside, but they are not leak proof so I am still faced with a messy pail nearly every time. The bags do break down in the outdoor pile, but not quickly. When I turn the pile, the kitchen scraps from the bags will have been broken down and converted into compost, but the ragged bags are still recognizable. I have been using them for a year, and will have to screen bag fragments out of finished compost.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By G. Briggs on October 15, 2012
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The bags are thin. They leak or rip easily if you put any damp or wet food in. Also, they easily rip when you are trying to get a new bag to put into your compost container.

If you use this for commerical composting, then I would definitely recommend getting a thicker bag instead (such as Bag-To-Nature or EcoSafe brands)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By a.non on June 21, 2012
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I purchased a pack of 4 of these to use for collecting kitchen scraps to add to my three compost piles (each in different stages of decomposition). Over the last year, I have had to screen out the green bags and pass them to the next level of decomposition along with things like corn cobs and branches. The corn cobs break down faster than the biobags! I had torn the bags into small bits to help them break down faster but that hasn't helped. I've stopped using the bags. And have two unopened boxes in my basement. What a disappointment!
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful By ViperDriver on June 18, 2012
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After two years in my bin, I uncovered black moist compost and...wait for it....UN-decomposed green bags. What the heck? "Compostable" bags that do not Compost. Have returned to putting everything in my compost can and just dumping into the composting bin and then rinsing-out the can.

And after some research, you discover that these bags are made from corn; corn that is mostly fertilized in the US from derived petroleum products; great I'm composting and contributing to greenhouse gases all at the same time!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gail D on February 20, 2013
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I bought these in Sept. 2012 to line a 1 gallon countertop compost pail after several years of using a large garbage bowl for kitchen waste. The pail has a vented lid with charcoal filter to prevent odors and a handle for carrying outside, so these liners do nothing more than keep the pail somewhat cleaner (they leak so the pail still has to be rinsed). If they do decompose, it takes much longer than large, dense items such as corncobs, banana peels and cauliflower stems. Coffee filters, shredded paper and newspaper have also disappeared, but these bloody green plastic bags are still there when I turn the pile. I'm afraid to cut them up for fear the bits will be ingested by wildlife scavenging in the compost. It's just not that much extra work to rinse the pail once a week. In fact, it's a little easier because I don't have to dry it before putting in another liner. Compostable bags are a great idea, but I'm afraid they don't work in reality. If they're not gone by Sept. 2013 I will remove them from the pile and they will go into the landfill with my municipal pickup. I'm no longer using them for food waste, but to pick up after my dog on walks.

Edited on Sept. 20, 2013 to add: It has been a year and these bags remain in my compost pile somewhat degraded, but still visible. I'm sure they're better for the environment than ordinary plastic bags, which take centuries to degrade, but I don't believe they're worthwhile as compost can liners. I wonder if they do harm to wildlife and the useful organisms in composting.
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