Canadian Retailers Get Compostable Replacement for Single-Use Shopping Bags
Canada is now offering an option for Canadians where everyone wins: compostable shopping bags at an economical price. OneEarth Packaging is committed to reducing waste and helping Canada's battle of the bag. Refresh Marketing is working in partnership with OneEarth Packaging to bring the compostable shopping bags to grocery and department stores.
The bags offer an option of four-color printing to meet any retailer’s brand requirements. Following the ban on plastic bags in Montreal and the introduction of municipal composting programs, Refresh Marketing sought a solution that would complement the spirit of the ban, support city compost programs to collect food scraps, while maintaining convenience and ease of shopping for consumers.
These disposable bags are composed of a leak-free design using materials that meet ASTM D6400 composting standards and contain no additives to enhance decomposition. This makes them compliant with municipal composting curbside pick-ups and all composting certifications requirements in Canada.
With a look and feel of plastic, yet compatible with all compostable programs, the bags are engineered to breakdown and turn into healthy soil products, just like organic material.