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BioMass Packaging Adds Line of Compostable Can Liners


RICHMOND, CALIF.—BioMass Packaging, a division of Excellent Packaging, a wholesale distributor of sustainable, biodegradable, and nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has added high-strength, compostable can liners to its line of compostable foodservice solutions. Restaurants, hotels, universities, and other businesses and institutions that need to dispose of food and organic waste can now use these clearly labeled, certified-compostable bags to confidently dispose of their food and organic waste in the green waste pickup, safely diverting it from landfills.

“Many businesses want to send more of their food and organic waste to municipal composting facilities but don’t know where to source strong and economical can liners that are accepted in municipal compost programs,” said Allen King, president of California-based Excellent Packaging, the North American distributor of the EcoSafe-sourced can liners. “We’re trying to change that by offering super-tough bags in a wide variety of sizes that are approved for use at any compost facility that accepts restaurant or home food and yard waste. We’re confident that these can liners outperform all other compostable liners in the marketplace.”

Many municipal compost programs require that bags containing green waste must also biodegrade properly. The new EcoSafe bags and can liners from BioMass Packaging are made from compostable plastic that has received ASTM D-6400 certification (the industry standard for plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities). The bags have been approved for use in municipal programs that have extremely stringent requirements, including approval by San Francisco’s Department of the Environment.

BioMass Packaging’s liners can be used to line any waste receptacle up to 96 gallons, eliminating odors and the need to clean the receptacle every day. They offer high strength and superior puncture resistance, are guaranteed to hold up to 50 pounds, and perform well with hot foods, including boiling-hot liquids. Most importantly, they do not break down prematurely and retain their strength and integrity until they reach a compost facility. Convenience features include sufficient elasticity to ensure they fit snugly around the top of the bin without splitting or slipping into it, and a star-seal bottom that eliminates leaks and breaks.

King sees these bags addressing the compromises that are inherent with other biodegradable plastic bin liners: “Ask any restaurant or foodservice operator about can liners and they’ll have a horror story or two,” he says. “They just want can liners that work as advertised: that fit right, don’t need to be double-bagged, hold up during transfer to the waste pickup, and don’t leak on the sidewalk. These are those bags.”

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