The compost bags are made from polylactic acid (PLA), a thermoplastic polymer derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane.
Frequently Asked Questions
The bags are certified compostable by several institutes; Biodegradable Products Institute (US), TÜV (EU) and Australasian Bioplastics Association (AUS).
After use the compost bags should be disposed of in rubbish bins for compost, not recycling. In a commercial compost facility the bags will decompose in less than 90 days. They will also break down in a home compost pile, depending on the conditions it might take slightly longer, but they will break down eventually (comparable to paper or leaves).
The maximum width for compost bags is 85cm, the maximum length is 75cm for standard bags. For bags on rolls the length is more or less unlimited.
For home compostable bags the maximum thickness is 63 μm. polylactic acid bags can be made as thick as 200 μm, However anything above 63 μm can only be certified for compost in industrial facilities.
The polylactic acid we use for compost bags can be made in almost any colour. Compared to conventional plastic bags the colour will be slightly dull, due to the matte surface of the compost bags.
The master batch used for the compost bags are certified home compostable according to EN13432.
The compost bags are printed with water based ink, which is certified home compostable according to EN13432.
A wide range of bags can be made from polylactic acid, below is a list of some of the use cases.
• Mailing bags with self adhesive seal.
• Shopping bags with handles.
• Zip lock bags.
• Rubbish bags.
• Accessory bags and any other usage where you normally would use a clear plastic bag.