BioBag® is a world leader in providing bags and films for the collection of organic waste for the purpose of composting. Unlike regular plastic, BioBags can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because we use starches from renewable crops, our bags can be readily composted along with organic waste in municipal composting facilities.
BioBag isn’t a large petroleum-based plastic bag company that now conveniently dabbles in the new world of compostable bags. We are, instead, a small company of dedicated employees, who are fully committed to ONLY producing certified compostable bags and films. It’s All We Do!
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BioBag Americas is a fully-owned subsidiary of BioBag International (Norway) with headquarters in Dunedin, Florida. BioBag Americas was originally established in 2002 when BioGroupUSA secured the sales and marketing rights for the United States from BioBag International. The founder of BioGroupUSA, Dave Williams, and his partner, entrepreneur Terry Phillips believed strongly that certified compostable bags and films would soon become a necessary and viable part of solving food waste separation issues as “Zero Waste” initiatives expanded across the country. In 2011, BioGroupUSA changed its name to BioBag Americas, as the business was expanded to South America and Canada. Over the years, the BioBag brand name has become synonymous with high quality, certified compostable bags with consumers and businesses across the country. We work closely with community governments to establish food waste separation programs and help educate consumers on the benefits of keeping food waste and other compostable items from entering landfills. BioBags play an important part in the collection of organic waste for composting. Simply said, “We Get It!!” Today, BioBag is the leading retail brand of compostable bags in the country! (SPINS/IRI). More consumers use BioBags than all of our competitors combined.
Our mission is to keep organic waste from ever entering a landfill. Unlike regular plastic bags, BioBags are made from a resin derived from plants, vegetable oils and compostable polymers and can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because of this, our BioBags can be readily composted along with organic waste at municipal composting facilities.
Sustainable Development and Our Commitment to the Environment Environmental issues form a fundamental part of BioBag®’s activities. BioBag is committed to sustainability. We have taken clear steps towards protecting our environment while maintaining high quality and reliable products. We persistently search for the best raw materials and production methods that limit any negative effects on the environment. This includes a strong commitment to use as much renewable raw materials in our products as possible. Along with the commitment to our products and the environment, we emphasize the importance of this commitment internally with our employees. Our sustainability pledge is a natural part of our company culture. BioBag products contain renewable raw materials of agricultural origin such as non-genetically modified starch derived from crops. Our raw material for bags and films is called Mater-Bi®. Raw Materials Mater-Bi® In the long term, our society needs to substitute raw materials based on fossils (petroleum) with raw materials from renewable sources. Oil is a limited resource, the cost of which is rising due to increased global demand. The majority of BioBag products are made from Mater-Bi®. Mater-Bi® is an innovative family of bioplastics that uses substances obtained from plants, such as corn starch, and biodegradable/compostable polymers obtained both from renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials. Mater-Bi® is the result of continuous efforts to use new technologies and new industrial supply chains based on the use of renewable energy and raw materials, while ensuring the highest levels of performance. The use of renewable raw materials, instead of those derived from fossils in the chemical and plastics industry, can help control greenhouse gases. These renewable raw materials use atmospheric CO2, absorbed by plants through photosynthesis.