Love that they are compostable. I hate thinking about trash bags just polluting everything, so nice to have an option of something that will decompose. Be sure when you buy compostable bags that the box says ‘certified compostable’. Some bags advertise themselves as natural, but that doesn’t mean they will compost.
Sturdy bags and still home compostable, i have looking for small sturdy compost bags and we found them on amazon good priced. These bags are good for earth and the planet, practically for kitchen compost bins and home composting. Thanks amazon for helping use.
We go through about a bag every 4 days, but sometimes i’m on the road and my wife forgets to take the compost out and the bag is still a bag after 8 days. They don’t hold in all the liquid but i’m just happy not to have the veg bits fall out on my way to the compost pile. They breakdown great in the compost, though since i use the biodegradable coffee pods, i toss on some compost booster once a month. Here are the specifications for the Primode 100% Compostable Bags 2:
- THREE GALLON SIZE: Each of our compost bags has a capacity of 2.6 gallons!
- 100% COMPOSTABLE: The food waste bags are fully compostable.
- BPI-CERTIFIED: Our compostable bags meet BPI requirements for safety standards.
- STRONG & DURABLE: The compost trash bags are much tougher than others which tear and fray easily.
- EASY TO USE: The composting bags are easy to use and just the right size,
Generous size, strong and they don’t add to the plastics in our environment. We are minimizing the use of non-recyclable plastics in our lives, so these are ideal. We live in a condo where we aren’t able to compost, but it’s a comfort to know that they are made of plants and vegetables that will decompose in the garbage processing.
I don’t use these for the intended purpose. My apartment complex requires all cat litter to be individually bagged and disposed of. While it specifies plastic bags, i can’t in good conscience use that much plastic. Enter primode compostable bags. Strong enough to hold the litter and even stack up for a few days in the waste bin. They end up in the landfill, but since they decompose i don’t feel guilty.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Perfect for backyard composting
- BPI certified compost bags
- Great answer to my municipalities composting requirements
Our municipality has just approved the use of these compostable bags, and it is so nice to not have to deal with wiping goop out of the compost bin. Seems like they hold up fine for the few days each of them spends in the kitchen, though a couple of them have leaked if there’s a lot of liquid.
They are strong enough to hold an entire compost pail and they are big enough to yank them out without having to push all the food waste down to get a hold of the bag. I bought some compost bags from target (you really can’t find them anywhere) and they tore immediately after opening the box.There is no comparison to the ones i got on amazon. You won’t be disappointed.
I just ordered my second box of 100 primode compostable bags. I can use them in my countertop compost container. When it’s full, i just knot the top and drop it in my outdoor compost cart for pickup. They are approved by the city and the bags help control the smell. I’m sure i will continue to use them.
Nice bag, fits my small stainless compost bucket well. Had some seepage of liquid from coffee grounds, but have had that with other brands also. Not sure how well they will compost in my compost pile since i’m just a few weeks in, but bag seems thinner than the last i used so i am hopeful. The price per bad was very good on this product. Will buy them again when i run out.
They don’t tear easily, which is a bonus. It helps because our compost pile is in the back of our property so my son has to carry it out.
Ok, but they seem to leak a bit with wet garbage in them (i use them to dispose of wet tea bags at work and it always seems that the bags are damp on the outside when i go to change them).
These bags are just big enough and just small enough for a counter-top compost collection bin. I use the oxo compost bin and these bags are definitely a little bit for it but that means when the bin is very full, i still have room to tie it up so i’m okay with them being slightly larger than the container they line.
I filled up my first one over the course of about a week or two and it held up well even though it was really full. I’m now on my second and haven’t had an issue. Update: i’ve been using these for a few months and am consistently surprised by how well they hold up. I don’t put anything too liquid in them, but i stuff each one to the point they won’t close and they haven’t stretched or broken yet. Very impressed and will buy again.
Wonderful, compostable waste bags. I highly recommend over ‘traditional’ non-degradable, chemical-ridden plastic garbage bags. 6 gallon bags fit perfectly for the trashcan i have (medium-sized, not a big tall can). There may also be other sizes available to fit different can sizes. These work for bathroom or kitchen trash. I urge you to choose biodegradable and post-consumer recycled products. We have the technology to reduce our consumption and gradual destruction of the earth. Yes to compostable trash bags.
I bought these to ‘blend in’ to our white ceramic countertop compost canister. I really bought these to keep me from having to wash the compost canister out every time we empty it (like every day – we drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of fruits and veg) because it’s heavy and awkward to hand wash. Well, these bags look good and are sturdy enough to stuff full and carry across the yard, but they aren’t exactly water tight. There is always some fluid on the sides or bottom of our ceramic canister. I guess part of being biodegradable is that they are porous?. I just line the bottom of the bin with paper towels and toss them each time. Not ideal, but it’s better than not using the liners at all.
Our condominium start recently with food composting program for food waste they required to use only certified biodegradable collection bags, these bags are bpi certified and thick bags, it keeps our bins dry and free from odors.
The piece of mind these bags give me is priceless. I stopped using regular bags on my trash can in the kitchen but unfortunately by just emptying the contents in the main trash can it started getting very smelly and attracting a lot of flies. Now those problems are gone and i don’t have to worry about hurting the environment. This doesn’t have anything to do with how good the product is but i have to say and i absolutely love how the bags feel to the touch.
It’s nice that it is compostable. But, the bag can not hold a lot of items. Though stretchable, it breaks easily. Also, like other reviewers mentioned, liquid seeps through. So, i had to pad the bottom of the container with sheets of paper towels before i line the container with the bag.
Switched to these recently from biobag (3 ga) and honestly can’t tell the difference. This is a good thing as the pricing on the primode was much better (less than half on a per unit basis). I’m happy with the durability (we typically switch out bags 2-3x weekly) and the size.
Like reviewers have remarked on all compostable bags, they tear easily. But having been warned, i am happy with these bags. 5 gallon kitchen scraps bin with extra room to be tied off.
These bags are environment friendly, they are perfect for backyard composting and they actuality have the vinccette certificate and approvalwe had great experience using these bags they do not leak, strong bags, perfect size for our countertop bucket, and 100% compostable.