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KLR Compostable Clip

Project KLR Compostable Clip
Brand(s) Bimbo (including Dempster’s, Villaggio, POM, Bon Matin, Ben’s and Stonemill) Packaged Product(s) Bakery
Market(s) Canada Release to Market(s) 2022
Manufacturer KLR Systems (Canada) Material(s) Closure Clips
  • Operationally makes particular sense if closure machines require upgrading/replacement
  • Brand owner reports some challenges with freeze/thaw product conditions
  • Actual recycling is unlikely due to clip’s small size, so preferred pathway is organics processing
  • Certified compostable by BNQ, and approved by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance
  • Made with 100% recycled fibre
  • Brand owner notes main benefit is plastic waste reduction (approx. 200 metric tonnes per year), though full life cycle impacts may still be greater than those of PS incumbent
References (2022)