Ziploc® Brand Compostable* Food Storage Bags
- Each box of Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Storage Bags includes 15 quart-size bags.
Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags offer trusted Ziploc® Brand quality to keep your kitchen clean and green. They're perfect for lining a compost bin and can be used to hold leftover waste including fruits, vegetables, grains and bread. And since they contain compostable materials, they can reduce landfill waste and create valuable soil supplement when composted in a commercial or municipal composting center that accepts food scraps.
Product meets ASTM D6400 and is intended to be composted in a commercial composting facility that accepts food scraps and compostable bags, and is operated in accordance with best management practices. Check for availability in your community; these facilities do not exist in many areas. If you have curbside commercial composting, be sure to determine what types of food scraps are accepted. For example, some do not accept compostable bags that have traces of meat, oils or fats.
How Bags are Composted
Deposit bags where food scraps are accepted for commercial composting. At the facility, the bags break down with the aid of microbes and at an accelerated and controlled process, resulting in nutrient-rich compost that’s perfect for planting.
Can I use Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags in my backyard compost pile or bin?
No, the bags are designed for use in commercial compost facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags. They are not suitable for backyard composting. Check for availability in your community; these facilities do not exist in many areas. If you have curbside commercial composting, be sure to determine what types of food scraps are accepted. For example, some do not accept compostable bags that have traces of meat, oils or fats.
What do I put in Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags?
They’re perfect for holding leftover food scraps including fruits, vegetables, grains and bread. If you have a compost crock or pail in your kitchen or garage, these bags are a perfect way to line it and then carry the contents out for curbside pickup by a commercial composter. This service or facility may not exist in your area. Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community. Visit www.findacomposter.com
What are the benefits of composting?
In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and about 25% of it was food scraps and yard trimmings.* By composting that waste, you help minimize what goes to landfills and instead turn waste into usable compost. Compost can be used to enrich indoor and outdoor plants and it makes good mulch around trees and shrubs. Plus, composting yard trimmings instead of burning them means less pollution going into the air.
Why did SC Johnson/the Ziploc® Brand develop this product?
From the materials in its products, to the way it runs its factories, SC Johnson is committed to working every day to do what’s right for people, the planet and generations to come. SC Johnson has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint for decades and continues to make improvements each year. Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags bring the company one step closer to this goal.
Are the bags certified compostable?
Yes, Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute as complying with the specifications established in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard ASTM D6400.
Can you recycle Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags?
No. Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are designed for use in curbside commercial composting. They are not recyclable.
Where are Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags available for purchase?
Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are available for purchase exclusively online here at SCJGreenChoices.com.
Who can I call if I have questions about this product?
We’d love to hear from you! You can call our Consumer Product Helpline at 800-558-5252. Or, click here to contact them via email.