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I recently discovered this latest Greenovation being employed in the basketball arena of American University in Washington D.C. American University uses the Heritage BioTuf Compostable Bags to collect spent paper towels in their restrooms to compost them as a part of their Garbage to Garden initiative and Zero Waste Policy initiative (to learn more about American University’s Zero Waste Policy visit American.edu/sustainability). But why did Heritage develop the BioTuf compostable bag? According to their website, “Over the past 40 years, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that there is four times as much trash generated in the U.S., yet there is only one-fourth of the amount of landfills available. We believe that the process of turning organic trash into compost, or “composting” is becoming a significant future trend in how the U.S. manages its nearly 230 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste.
One of the key elements in managing this process is to have biodegradable trash bags available that meet ASTM standards for compostability, so that the bags used for trash collection can turn into compost along with the rest of the organic trash in an actively managed compost facility. That’s why there are Heritage BioTuf® Compostable Bags!”
To learn more about this Greenovation visit www.heritage-bag.com/biotuf.htm
Review written by The Green Register Contributor, Robert A. Stanfield, TIOS – Certified Sustainability Consultant Director