Companies partner to make compost bag with recycled content

by Anna Munhin Mar 17, 2023 News
Companies partner to make compost bag with recycled content

two bags of brian's best compost next to a pile of compost

The photo was taken by EFS-Plastics Inc.

Posted by DeAnne Toto | March 17, 2023

Tend says its Buffalo River Compost brand will be packaged in a lawn and garden bag with 20 percent post consumer resin.

Tend is a brand geared for direct-to-consumer lawn and garden products. The company found limited sustainable options when it started pursuing packaging options.

Some places around the country are starting to require minimum recycled content standards for plastic packaging, such as garbage bags, but due to features such as UV protection and anti-slip, we weren't able to immediately identify suppliers

Tend contacted several vendors and found out that the lawn and garden bags were not in production.

The lawn and garden bag was developed in partnership with Tend over the past year and addresses areas such as the bag's thickness andDurability.

Martin Vogt, CEO and president of EFS-plastics Inc., says that the collaboration between Tend, Salerno and ourselves is exactly the type of engagement that the industry needs.

He says, "We have been pushing the envelope at our film recycling plants over the past months and can produce a range of high-quality LDPE and LLDPE that are tailored for many different consumer facing applications." We hope that more of these projects will come to fruition soon. We need to make plastic circularity a reality.

According to Roger Sullivan, vice president of sales and marketing at Salerno, the company is excited to be at the forefront of innovation. There is a need for more recycled content in the packaging we produce. We are seeing an increase in customers like Tend requesting this type of product.

Composters understand the importance of using recycled products to support circular programs and projects like this show what can be done when companies come together to innovate. Composters want to improve the environment through waste diversion The bags wouldn't have been possible without the enthusiasm from the entire supply chain. The packaging industry relies on packaging to bring products to market.

Local garden centers in western New York will be able to sell Buffalo River Compost's bags of Brian's Best Compost. A.