Heritage’s “BioTuf” Bags Approved by the Biodegradable Products Institute

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) announced its approval of Heritage Bag’s new “BioTuf”TM Compostable Bags. Heritage’s new technology enables it to deliver a bag to customers which has superior strength at a price point that is very competitive to other products that meet ASTM D6400. This assures that the bags will biodegrade swiftly and safely during municipal, commercial, or household composting. Heritage’s large distributor network is targeting yard waste programs as well as the increasing number of food waste diversion.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2005 -- “The new BioTuf TM Compostable Bag represents a significant growth opportunity for us,” stated Peter Klaich, Director Compostable and Biodegradable Products for Heritage Bag. “Our unique technology, enables Heritage to deliver a bag to customers which has superior strength at a price point that is very competitive”. Heritage is one of the leading manufacturers of trash bags in the US and will use its large distributor network to capitalize on new opportunities.

BPI’s approval of BioTuf TM bags continues to expand the array of “compostable” alternatives that are being sold today. “Compostable bags and bin liners are a preferable alternative to ordinary plastic bags when the waste stream is diverted to a composting facility, rather than to a landfill or incinerator,” noted Steve Mojo, BPI’s Executive Director. “Today, residential and commercial food scrap programs are in place from San Francisco, CA to Prince Edward Island, Canada,” Mojo added. Replacing non-degradable trash bags with compostable ones, helps composters reduce processing, separation and disposal costs, while keeping consumers collection bins clean, which encourages participation.

Heritage is a second-generation privately owned business, located in Carrollton, Texas. Its growth is driven by commitment to superior product quality, excellent service and support of its distribution partners. Dependability is a defining characteristic of our organization.

BPI is a multi-stakeholder group, involving people and organizations that produce, use or recover biodegradable plastic products. It promotes the growth of biodegradable plastics through education, use of scientifically-based standards and cooperative efforts with organizations in Europe and Asia.

Contact Information
Steve Mojo
BPI Executive Director
PH: 888-274-5646

or

Peter Klaich
Heritage Bag
PH: 716-632-2379

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