Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified Compostable Bags

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When to Use

Use for compostable products, not for trash or recyclables.  Putting compostables in the landfill releases methane, a polluting greenhouse gas.

Type

Consumer, Industrial

Cost Savings

Increasing composting and recycling lowers your garbage bill. 

Criteria for Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified Compostable Bags

Info on this product category: Bags: Compostable Plastic

Tips

Only use compostable bags for compost. Compostables in the landfill release methane, a polluting greenhouse gas that can lead to climate change.
 

Get free signs and a toolkit that helps people compost and recycle. 

Criteria for Bags: Compostable Plastic

See bit.ly/sfcompostablebag

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 7, 2014

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Special Purchasing Instructions

Login to Staples.  (Can't login? Email Kenneth.Easton@sfgov.org). Then get discounted prices for these green products.

 

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

For kitchen compostables in the home, used milk cartons are a money-saving alternative to compostable bags

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