At Responsible Products, we often hear from our customers that they have started a compost pile because their children or grandchildren encouraged them to do so. A backyard compost or home compost pile is a great way to ensure products like compostable sandwich bags return safely to the earth.
We often read message boards on how we, as individuals, can limit the waste and pollution we create. A popular topic or thread on the message boards is how to reduce use of plastic bags.
Today, we are fortunate that compostable bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our favorite product is the compostable sandwich bags from Responsible Products. Compostable sandwich bags are versatile and are often used for food prep storage or if you have leftovers to eat later in the week. The resealable zip on the compostable quart sized food storage bag is the perfect way to ensure your food remains fresh in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer.
After use, compostable sandwich bags should be rinsed and placed in your compost pile. If you do not have a home compost, we recommend collecting your compostable sandwich bags and dropping them off at a local compost site. The local compost facilities are substantially different from backyard compost piles, as they are required to closely monitor and ensure the conditions are right for composting items such as compostable sandwich bags. The goal for the compost facilities and those that compost at home, is to preserve the soil so it remains healthy for our landscapes, agriculture, and horticulture.
Can making the change from plastic bags to compostable sandwich bags make a difference? The short answer is yes. Just think about the number of plastic bags you use every month. If you made a simple change to your daily routine, the outcome of a compostable sandwich bags vs. traditional plastic is quite a different outcome. The compostable sandwich bags return to the earth and the other sits in a landfill.
Let’s be the change that ensures a better tomorrow. Making the switch from plastic sandwich bags to compostable sandwich bags is a gift that will last a lifetime. Share this amazing gift to your kids, grandchildren, and your loved ones for future generations to come.