These 5,000 maggots devour about a pound of food in 5 hours. They can eat between 50-100 pounds of food waste a day.
Alafia Ridge Farms are maggot farmers. They collect food waste, feed it to black soldier fly larvae, and then feed the maggots to chickens and fish. The chickens produce eggs and chicken meat. The fish are part of an aquaponic system that makes fish and vegetables. Black soldier flies are indigenous to Florida. Also, they're not a disease vector. They are able to digest super quickly to where odor isn't a problem.
#BioBagHero of the Month, Moonshot Compost, is a young company, and having started during the pandemic, they are happy to report that they have been able to operate safely for our customers, employees, and all their families.
In these times, that alone feels like a huge win. Their monthly average collection volumes have increased approximately 160% per month since June 2020, when they collected for a handful of families for free.
“Little ode to compostable bags: we attempted to be compost purists when we first started. No bags. Just simple fruit and veggie waste. We switched to BioBags once we started taking ALL FOOD including meat and dairy. Bags have been a life changer. We can accept more food without attracting maggots, and we are able to normalize composting because using a bag mirrors a typical trash experience.
Which, by the way, food is not trash. It’s garbage. And garbage doesn’t belong in a landfill because it never actually breaks down correctly.
If you’ve been put off by composting just because it seems gross and difficult. Don’t. It’s as simple as separating your food waste from your trash. Put it in a compostable bag and let us do the dirty work!”
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Compostable Bags and Films -It’s All We Do
The composting of food waste and other organics is an important and growing initiative in many parts of the world, and BioBag is proud to contribute to this initiative by offering a wide variety of compostable products.
Click here to contact us about our products or for assistance with starting an organics diversion program in your area.
BioBag® is a world leader in providing bags and films for the collection of organic waste for the purpose of composting. Unlike regular plastic, BioBags can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because we use starches from renewable crops, our bags can be readily composted along with organic waste in municipal composting facilities.
BioBag isn’t a large petroleum-based plastic bag company that now conveniently dabbles in the new business of compostable bags. We are a small, privately owned company dedicated to only producing certified compostable bags and films. The resin we use is sourced from Italy, as there is no “compostable resin” supplier in North America that can guarantee a resin that is based on GMO Free crops. The resin is then blown into compostable bags and film at our production facility in California.
Little steps really do make a BIG difference - especially when creating products for the GREEN industry is all we do!