- BPI Certified Compostable: What’s The Deal With These Certifications? While there are a lot of certifications out there, BPI is the only authority for the USA. We’re proud that our compostable garbage bags are officially recognized by this association. Our individual certification number is 10528980. While there are other certifications that will certify compost bags as “backyard compostable,” they are foreign certifications and have not been tested in North America’s climate.
- Strong And Sturdy: These biodegradable garbage bags strike the perfect balance of minimalism and strength. The combination of strong bottoms that wont leak and material that will compost quickly makes for the perfect compost bag. We decided to forego any print on the bag, as we determined there was no need to fancy them up :) Less ink, less waste.
- The Perfect Fit: Our biodegradable trash bags are made for standard under the counter kitchen bins (they are the ones that stand about knee high). Use these for all of your food scraps, and compostable items. They're also good for your kitchen compost bins.
- Rip Resistance: Our eco friendly trash bags do not skimp on quality. Our bags resist tears, and are capable of performing the same duties a traditional plastic trash bag can. No need to double bag our 0.80 thickness bags. They’ll hold up to anything you can throw in them.
- The Ecotiva Outlook: We’d like to thank you for considering our compostable kitchen trash bags as a purchase. We appreciate you reducing your plastic use, and we sure hope to be part of your journey.
At Ecotiva we pride ourselves on providing you with only the highest quality products. That’s why we're absolutely adamant about getting our bags BPI ASTM D6400 Certified. We’d like to take a moment to help you understand that there are a lot of other certifications out there. It is important to remember that these are all foreign certifications, and even though they say that some bags are “backyard compostable,” they’ve never actually been tested in North America. Having spoken at length with the BPI organization they helped us understand why exactly no USA bag has been certified “backyard compostable.” It is due to the vast climate in North America. While a material may work in Arizona, it could be a completely different story in New Hampshire. If you have a hot compost pile that is regularly maintained, it is safe to say that BPI certified bags will indeed decompose in that pile. The important thing to remember is that you should not expect these to biodegrade without the proper conditions - most ideally in a commercial composting facility.
Our mission is to create high quality products with a longer life cycle, which translates to less packaging waste, less freight pollution, and less hassle. You can always count on us to deliver.