New Can Liners from Biomass Packaging Help Foodservice Operators Divert Food and Organic Waste to Compost


Richmond, California (EastBayDaily) — BioMass Packaging®, a division of Excellent Packaging, innovator and wholesale distributor of sustainable, biodegradable, and nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has added high-strength, compostable can liners, to its line of compostable foodservice solutions. Restaurants, hotels, universities, and other businesses and institutions that need to dispose of food and organic waste can now use these clearly labeled, certified-compostable bags to confidently dispose of their food and organic waste in the green waste pickup, safely diverting it from landfills.

“Many businesses want to send more of their food and organic waste to municipal composting facilities but don’t know where to source strong and economical can liners that are accepted in municipal compost programs,” said Allen King, president of California-based Excellent Packaging, the North American distributor of the EcoSafe-sourced can liners. “We’re trying to change that by offering super-tough bags in a wide variety of sizes that are approved for use at any compost facility that accepts restaurant or home food and yard waste. We’re confident that these can liners outperform all other compostable liners in the marketplace.”

Many municipal compost programs require that bags containing green waste must also biodegrade properly. The new EcoSafe® bags and can liners from BioMass Packaging are made from compostable plastic that has received ASTM D-6400 certification (the industry standard for plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities). The bags have been approved for use in municipal programs that have extremely stringent requirements, including approval by San Francisco’s Dept. of the Environment.

BioMass Packaging’s can be liners used to line any waste receptacle up to 96 gallons, eliminating odors and the need to clean the receptacle every day. They offer high strength and superior puncture resistance, are guaranteed to hold up to 50 lbs, and perform well with hot foods, including boiling-hot liquids. Most importantly, they do not break down prematurely and retain their strength and integrity until they reach a compost facility. Convenience features include sufficient elasticity to ensure they fit snugly around the top of the bin without splitting or slipping into it, and a unique star-seal bottom that eliminates leaks and breaks.

King sees these bags addressing the compromises that are inherent with other biodegradable plastic bin liners: “Ask any restaurant or foodservice operator about can liners and they’ll have a horror story or two. They just want can liners that work as advertised: that fit right, don’t need to be double-bagged, hold up during transfer to the waste pick-up, and don’t leak on the sidewalk. These are those bags.”

BioMass Packaging compostable can liners are tough on trash, easy on the environment     Ideal for collection of pre- and post-consumer food waste

    Compatible with municipal curbside yard waste collection programs

    100% compostable —degrades in 10 to 45 days in commercial compost facilities

    Certified by ASTM (D-6400) and BPI and meet Cedar Grove’s more stringent standard for compostability

    Unique star-seal bottom eliminates leaks and breaks

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a wide variety of foodservice applications

    Manufactured in South Dakota at a Native American-owned factory, operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

Presentation and availability

The new EcoSafe can liners are available for immediate delivery directly from BioMass Packaging, or from the company’s online store. To learn more about the comprehensive range of bio-based, sustainable foodservice packaging products offered by Excellent Packaging, or to enquire about volume pricing, call (800) 317-2737 or email sales(at)excellentpackaging(dot)com. A PDF-format brochure is available online.

About BioMass Packaging

BioMass Packaging ( specializes in offering sustainable packaging solutions for foodservice operators that want to reduce their impact on the environment. The company is a division of Excellent Packaging (, a wholesale distribution company that specializes in nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications. Excellent Packaging brings decades of experience to research, source and deliver custom bio-based and traditional packaging and foodservice products that enable companies to integrate sustainable foodservice solutions into their business. Follow us on Facebook (BioMassPackaging) and Twitter (@BioMassPackage).


Tim Cox
Excellent Packaging & Supply