How should I dispose Grease Bags?
- BioRemix products prides ourselves in contributing to the zero waste movement. However, each city has different composting requirements. Please refer to your local facility for rules and regulations. Grease Bags won't leak in your trash so it's also safe to just throw away. Our plant based packaging and all natural absorbent pad have been designed with nature in mind. So either way using Grease Bags rather than a container or tons or plastic bags equals less waste in our overflowing landfills that will never biodegrade. Plus, they keep the mess out of your trash can! Our packaging for Grease Bags is 100% commercially compostable down to the sticker and meets all ASTM 6400 requirements for municipal programs. Grease Bags are meant to be composted in a facility that excepts food scraps. When using Grease Bags for absorbing non edible oils such as automotive fluids and oil based paints, Please DO NOT compost. Simply reseal and throw away. Grease bags will lock in those chemicals so that they won't leak in the trash or the landfills, keeping our soil and water systems safe from harm.
Are there any chemicals in Grease Bags?
-No. Grease Bags do not contain any chemicals or toxins. They are all natural.
How do Grease Bags make Grease compostable?
-Our all natural heat treated absorbent, absorbs and encapsulates the oil. This allows the oil stay in its own environment while naturally occurring microbes break it down into earth friendly hydro carbons. This process allows oil to go into the compost pile and not affect the air, heat, and moisture needed for the composting process. The outer bag is plant-based and certified completely compostable as well. As of now Grease Bags are meant to be composted in a commercially compostable facility that excepts food scraps only. Therefore non edible oils such as automotive and oil based paints should simply be resealed and disposed of. Using Grease Bags rather another container is safer and better for the environment because our all natural absorbent pad not only absorbs the oil but it encapsulates the oil, locking it in, so it will never leak in your trash or the landfills.
Does my trash service have to offer curbside composting service for me to use Grease Bags?
-No. Most trash services include pick-up for yard trimmings which is then turned into mulch for the city and its residents. So when asking your local facilities about composting you may ask about this program as well. We are also partnering with grocers who are already composting and may offer a drop-off program for consumers who purchase Grease Bags from their store (details TBA). Grease Bags are always safe to be added to your trash for landfill disposal. Our plant based packaging is made from sustainable birch trees and our absorbent is also all and will biodegrade. Therefore, either way you dispose of Grease Bags, you are doing something good for the planet!
How much oil will each bag absorb?
-Each standard size bag absorbs 32oz of oil (a standard bottle of vegetable oil). When your bottle of vegetable oil is gone you know your bag has done its job. When your pad is full it will no longer absorb oil. If any water is present Grease bags will separate the water, absorbing only the oil. The water may be poured off. Dry spots indicate you may not have used the pad to full capacity. From the outside of the bag, gently rub and squeeze to break up the absorbent as lumps may have formed. This is due to the encapsulating properties of the absorbent. Then try pouring more grease into the bag to assure you have used the bag to maximum capacity.
Can I only get one size Grease Bag?
-For now we are only offering our standard size bag. We will be offering larger bags for industrial use and turkey fryers soon and even more products to come. Subscribe to stay updated.
Can Grease Bags be used to dispose pan drippings such as bacon grease and drippings from baked poultry and meats?
-Absolutely! Grease Bags are great for disposing bacon fats and pan drippings. After cooking your meal, allow the oil to cool but dispose before the oil becomes a solid. A good time comparison is by the time you finish your meal and are ready to tidy your kitchen, the grease will have cooled but will not yet be a solid, making it safe for disposal.