Biodegradable simply means that disintegration will occur, without specifying an amount of time or what the end material may be. Technically, any material is biodegradable overtime and depends on the environment. Companies often use the term “biodegradable” to mislead consumers. It is illegal in the state of California to label a product as biodegradable without being substantiated by third-party testing.
Compostable materials must degrade at a certain rate into a nutrient-rich substance to be qualified. We consider “compostable” to be a legitimate way to measure and represent a product’s end-of-life impact on the environment.
Our compostable products are certified as compostable, not just biodegradable.
The available packaging made from compostable materials does not perform well enough to ensure your products make it home clean and safe.
We are committed to continuing our work innovating cost-effective compostable packaging that’s up to our performance standards. We hope to make all our packaging compostable soon.
Contact your local waste management service to see if your city has a curbside composting program. Find more information on how to properly compost our products at the following links.
Industrial composting sites across the nation:
Independent businesses that specialize in compost pick-up:
Find a composter near you: https://findacomposter.com/
Even if our products end up in a landfill, there are upstream benefits associated with our products which are made from renewable plant-based sources compared to virgin fossil-fuel derived plastics. Our products are totally non-toxic and leave no toxic residues or microplastics behind.
"First time trying them. Concerned that they would leak and tear easy. Really surprised AND HAPPY that they held up to liquids and the amount of trash I put in them.
I was concerned with how a full bag would hold itself, not anymore. It took me maybe 20 seconds to figure out how to tie them, and they are definitely durable - I have tested this well.
These bags may not have drawstrings or be quite as stuffable as regular trash bags (yuck), but there is no replacement for feeling good about what I let inside my home and what I touch. Plastic-free, BPA-free, PFAS-free, phthalate & fragrance-free, completely compostable: I searched for a good trash bag for days with multiple back-and-forth emails with 7 or 8 companies once I had narrowed my choices, no other bags come close to these. When my repurpose bags arrived I was very happy and am still happy with my decision.
Thank you to repurpose for making these an option and making me and my home healthier and cleaner.
I use these bags in my kitchen compost. They are the best. No drips or emptying messy kotchen waste into our outdoor compost.
Strong enough to fill to the top.
Love these bags. I used to use shopping bags in my small trash cans but they would leak! Repurpose bags are sturdy and leak-proof! I’m sold!
Working very well