SC Johnson introduces compostable Ziploc bags

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson announced last week in conjunction with the company's continued sustainability efforts a new line of Ziploc compostable sandwich bags.

"At SC Johnson, part of our sustainability efforts include making innovative, effective household products that are better for the environment and future generations," says Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president of Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "The introduction of our new Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags is an extension of that commitment and we are proud to make products that have a positive impact, without compromising the quality that our consumers expect."

Ziploc Compostable Bags are available in three sizes:

  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Sandwich Bags: $5.27 each (includes 20 sandwich bags);
  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Food Storage Bags: $5.27 each (includes 15 quart-sized storage bags);
  • Ziploc Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags: $9.00 each (includes 20 2.6-gallon food scrap bags).

All three bag types are certified compostable under ASTM D6400 by the Biodegradable Products Institute. They can be composted in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags. Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community as these facilities do not exist in many areas, by visiting Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags are not suitable for backyard composting because they are less efficient than commercial composting facilities, which are designed to ensure proper conditions for the ideal compost, the company stated.

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