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Bimbo Canada introduces compostable bread bag clips

The Compost Manufacturing Alliance has certified the new bread bag clips as well as the Bureau de normalisation du Québec, a member of the National Standards System. 

April 11, 2022   by CM Staff

Bimbo Canada associate in Moncton, New Brunswick tightens a reel of compostable bread bag clips that once transitioned, will eliminate the company’s single-use plastics by 200 metric tonnes annually. (CNW Group/Bimbo Canada)

TORONTO — Bimbo Canada has said it will transition from using plastic bag clips on its products to using compostable, cardboard clips.

A statement from the company says the new compostable clips will be used on Dempter’s, Villaggio’s, POM, Bon Matin, Ben’s, and Stonemill bread products.

“It’s important we lead change and be responsible stewards of the environment, and the communities that we live and work in, by delivering results,” said Joe McCarthy, president of Bimbo Canada in a statement.

To make the change, Bimbo Canada partnered with KLR Systems, a Canadian company based in Quebec.

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“We developed this product knowing some small plastics, like bread tags, cannot always be recycled,” said Audrey Gagnon, general manager of KLR Systems in a statement.

Bimbo Canada compostable bread bag clips

Bimbo says the cardboard bread tags are made from 100 per cent recycled cardboard and are compostable in municipal systems across Canada with curbside organics pickup or local drop-off. The clips have been tested over repeated use cycles at room, refrigerator and freezer temperatures to ensure they help keep products fresh. They biodegrade in 84 days.

The Compost Manufacturing Alliance has certified the new bread bag clips as well as the Bureau de normalisation du Québec, a member of the National Standards System.


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