SC Johnson unveils compostable food packaging bags

12 May 2013 (Last Updated May 12th, 2013 18:30)

SC Johnson has launched Ziploc brand compostable bags, which provide better storage solutions.

Ziploc Compost Bags

SC Johnson has launched Ziploc brand compostable bags, which provide better storage solutions.

Designed for use in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags, the new bags can have a direct impact on reducing landfill waste and creating valuable soil supplement.

According to the US-based household cleaning products manufacturer, the launch of Ziploc compostable bags helps to save plastic from ending up in landfills, without compromising on food freshness or convenience.

SC Johnson global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability senior vice president Kelly Semrau said the introduction of the new Ziploc compostable bags is an extension of the company's sustainability efforts.

"At SC Johnson, part of our sustainability efforts include making innovative, effective household products that are better for the environment and future generations," Semrau said.

SC Johnson's Ziploc bags are available in three varieties that are certified compostable under ASTM D6400 by the Biodegradable Products Institute.

The options include Ziploc compostable sandwich bags, Ziploc compostable food storage bags and Ziploc compostable food scrap bags.

As the bags are less efficient than commercial composting facilities, which are designed to ensure proper conditions for the ideal compost, they are not suitable for backyard composting, SC Johnson said.

SC Johnson works to offer consumers green choices with their household brands,

Americans generated about 250 million tonnes of trash in 2010, of which 25% was food scraps and yard trimmings.


Image: SC Johnson's Ziploc compostable bags are available in three varieties. Photo: Courtesy of S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC