- Made from renewable sources
- 100% Compostable
- 100% Zero Carbon
World Centric® donates 25% of profits to social & environmental causes and their 100% carbon offsets support socio-economic development.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
5 count, 33 gallon bags. 39" X 33" 1 mil
These bags are BPI Certified Compostable and will compost in 3 to 6 months in a commercial composting system and 10 to 12 months in a home composting system. These bags have an expected shelf life of 12 months and should be stored away from heat sources, direct sunlight, and moisture.
WHAT DO THEY REPLACE?
Plastic bags! made from petroleum products. We can do better, read F**k Plastic.
World Centric® waste bags are made from a mixture of synthetic and starch based plastics and printed with soy based inks.
From World Centric: Instead of using plastic made from petrochemicals and fossil fuels, compostable plastics are derived from renewable materials like corn, potato, and tapioca starches, cellulose, soy protein, and lactic acid. Compostable plastics are non-toxic and decompose back into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass when composted.
At What's Good, we understand that our trash isn't necessarily going to an industrial compost facility, it's going to a landfill. So which bag do you choose? One made from virgin plastic? One made from recycled plastic? Or one made from renewable materials? We say, the better option is the compostable, plant based plastic. As World Centric goes on to say:
If you are choosing between certified compostable bioplastics that cannot be composted and traditional plastics, the life cycle analysis data shows that products made from a renewable resource, not petroleum-based plastic, are the most sustainable choice. This is true even if no composting option is available and the item must be sent to the landfill.
Instead of using petroleum-based plastics that create toxicity and environmental pollution, organizations and consumers can choose products made from compostable, renewable, and non-toxic bioplastics like PLA.
Paper box made from 80% post-consumer recycled paperboard.
Designed and distributed by World Centric in California. Responsibly made in China. Note from WG: We're not happy about this. World Centric changed manufacturing locations from Taiwan. That said, World Centric is one of the most responsible companies we know, and therefore we trust them to do the right thing.
Our bags conform to ASTM D6400 standards, are BPI Certified compostable; TÜV AUSTRIA certified for home composting; B-Corp.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Mission: To be of service to people and the planet. Vision: We see a future where everyone’s basic needs are met with a beneficial impact on the environment. Brand Promise: We produce high quality, plant-based compostable products that look great, perform well and contribute to reducing waste and suffering.Core Values: Community: We are family. We act in service to each other and all life. Integrity: Practice what we preachWe are ethical and honest in all we do. Excellence: Strive to thrive. We strive to do our best now and continuously improve.
“When we are young, we think the whole world revolves around us - that is Ego Centric. As we grow, we connect with people who share our same religion or traditions - that is Ethno Centric. When we expand that connection to care about everyone on the planet - that is WORLD CENTRIC.”- Ken Wilber