Compostable Bags

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    100% Compostable Bin Liners and Produce Bags (plastic free)

    • Ecopack’s range of 100% Compostable, plastic free and biodegradable bags and bin liners are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags.
    • They are a more sustainable packaging choice and are specifically designed to be sustainable from start to finish.
    • Ecopack's compostable bags are made from a natural starch corn starch and the printing is done with water based eco-friendly inks—a true alternative to the traditional oil-based plastics that can take up to 1000 years to break down, if at all.
    • Fully certified to meet international standards for both home and commercial composting (Please note that Commercial Composting is NOT available in some areas in NZClick Here to see where there are facilities located in NZ)
    • Ecopack’s Compostable Bags begin to decompose in a compost pile taking approximately 90 days to break down (depending on compost conditions such as temperature) leaving no harmful residues in the process. This eliminates the impact of many tons of plastic bags sitting in our landfills for thousands of years or ending up in our oceans negatively impacting our marine life.
    • How to use compostable bin liners:
    • Avoid: Leaving in your bin too long, change every 2-3 days / excessive moisture / sharp objects / using past the expiry date this is 8 months from printed date on label.
    • Certification standards Achieved:

      ·         Australian Standard (AS4736-2006)
      ·         European Standard (EN13432-2000)
      ·         American Standard (ASTM D6400)

    Block Bottom Heavy Duty Paper Bags

    • Block bottom heavy duty paper bags.
    • Environmentally friendly, recyclable and compostable.
    • Great alternative to plastic bags.
    • Flat bottom with side gusset.
    • Sold per pack
    • Great for takeaways - suitable for chilled, frozen, hot and mild grease contents
    • Self-opening satchel paper bags are constructed from quality materials for holding multiple items, like orders of takeaway food. They are freestanding, so are easy to load. This block bottom SOS bag is made from heavyweight paper and is offered in brown. Paper bags are recyclable, compostable and reusable.
    • Paper is a natural fibre made from trees. It is renewable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. Not all papers are created equal when you consider their environmental credentials. As part of Detpak's commitment to sustainable sourcing we only source paper and paper board from large reputable paper mills with evidence of sustainable and ethical forestry practices.

    • LINK to Detpak's Quality and Accreditation 
    • If a Detpak product is made from paper and paperboard and nothing else, it is biodegradable and compostable. 

    • Measurements are: Width x Depth x Height in mm

    Bottle Bags

    • Brown paper bags for bottles.
    • Available in singles, doubles, sixes and magnums.
    • Compostable and made from recycled paper.

    Cardboard Courier Mailer Bags

    • Cushioned cardboard courier bags - a great plastic-free alternative to bubble bags.
    • Made from recycled and FSC certified corrugated cardboard to protect your products while in transit.
    • Fold lines enable this mailer to open up into a "bag" shape. (block bottom)
    • Can be home composted or recycled
    • Available in A5 and A4 sizes
    • Non-perforated for a secure seal
    • Self-seal strip
    • Blank front for addressing
    • No minimums




    Cellophane Bags - Natural Eco Friendly

    • Cellophane is a natural, bio film.
    • Cellophane is 28 micron and has a slight "yellow tinge". It has no air barrier so it will not keep products fresh for long. 
    • Cellophane is ideal for fast moving bakery goods, products that don't require a long shelf life and non-food items.
    • Cellophane is home compostable.
    • Acid Free

    Checkout Paper Bags

    • This is an environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic carry bag.
    • These bags stand up by themselves and have a larger volume than a standard plastic shopping bag and will take more weight.
    • Made from recycled paper
    • Great for all products and food grade.
    • Compostable
    • Recyclable

    Compostable Courier Mailer Bags

    • 100 bags per pack
    • Made from plants
    • Home compostable
    • Meet the AS (Australian) and EN (European) standards for home and commercial composting
    • Can be put in home compost bin, worm farm and the bio plastic products can be placed on your garden
    • Made with corn starch, PLA and PBAT.  We use non-toxic inks to provide you with a natural alternative to traditional plastic-based courier bags.
    • Certified to comply with the International Standards for home and commercial composting.  EN13432 / AS4736 / AS5810.  Please check if your local composting facility can take bioplastics.  Not all facilities can take them.
    • Please note that the courier bag and packaging bag is compostable however the removable backing from the adhesive strip is made from PE plastic to maintain the adhesive.  This strip can be recycled with your standard soft recycling.  

    D Bag - I AM ECO Diecut Paper Carry Bag

    • The ‘D’ Handle Bag features a rounded die-cut handle for a comfortable grip and is a popular carry bag choice for take away and grocery items.
    • Made from quality 70gsm Kraft paper, the ‘D’ Bag is an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bags, has a wide flat base to accommodate large takeaway packs and bulky grocery items and holds up to 3kg.
    • The ‘D’ Handle Bag range is available in a natural ‘i am eco™’ bag featuring a board handle patch and a subtle side print of it's environmental branding.
    •  Wide, rounded die-cut handle
    • Deep 150mm base to fit large takeaway meals and grocery items
    •  Recyclable, compostable, reusable
    • Direct food contact approved
    • Made in a BRC and ISO:9001 approved manufacturing facility
    • Can be custom printed - MOQ of 3000

    Earth Rated Compostable Dog Poop Bags (vegetable-based)

    • Earth Rated® vegetable-based bags are made of natural ingredients and meet the composting certification ASTM D6400 guidelines.
    • Now an alternative to plastic bags, these unscented bags can be disposed of in a home compost environment, or commercial compost station where pet waste is accepted.
    • Remember to only put in a home composting system that won’t be used for the fruit and veggie patch; it’s best to keep this compost for flowers and trees only.
    • 228x330mm 4 rolls per box 15 bags/roll
    • Not recommended for home composting if the compost is to be used in a vegetable garden
    • Please check if you have a commercial compost facility in your region that accepts pet waste (not available in Christchurch).
    • Earth rated compostable bags are made from natural corn starch bio-resins which in moist ideal conditions degrade to carbon dioxide and water without leaving harmful residues in the process. They are certified to strict international standards.

    Ecopack Compostable and Resealable Bags

    • It’s easy to make a better choice for the environment with our new compostable zip lock bags.
    • These are certified for both home composting and commercial compost (only where commercial composting is available).

    • Being compostable, these bags break down much quicker than plastic ones.
    • Once finished with, the whole bag can be put in a home compost bin without even removing the zip lock.
    • Great for school lunches
    • Good for food storage
    • 180x190mm - 15 bags per pack
    • Made from GMO Free Corn Starch
    • Food and Freezer safe
    • No plastic/Plastic Free
    • Breathable
    • Certifications: Australian AS4736-2006/ European EN13432-2006/ American ASTM D6400

    Flat Brown Paper Bags

    • A multipurpose flat brown paper bag.
    • These bags are compostable and recyclable.
    • This standard lightweight brown paper bag is ideal for cafes, gift shops, craft shops etc
    • Made from renewable and sustainable resources

    Flat White and Confectionery Paper Bags

    • White paper bags suitable for food, gifts, books, etc.
    • Made from good quality bleached paper.
    • These are not greaseproof (see separate category).
    • Compostable
    • Recyclable

    Greaseproof Flat White Paper Bags

    • White, greaseproof, flat paper bags.
    • Ideal for food service, bakeries, canteens etc.
    • Compostable
    • Recyclable

    Greaseproof Lined Satchel Bags

    • 2-ply greaseproof satchel bags feature an inner ply made of greaseproof paper, making these bags an excellent choice for fried, greasy foods.
    • The gusset means they can take larger amounts of food. They're offered in brown.
    • Made of quality paper with inner ply made of greaseproof paper
    • Suitable for: Deep Fried Food, French Fries, Chips, Wedges, Calamari, Dim sim, Donuts, Pies, Pasties, Sausage Rolls, Burgers, Sandwiches, Baguettes, Burgers, French Fries
    • Compostable
    • Recyclable

    I AM ECO - Tin Tie Bags

    I AM ECO Kraft Tin tie window bags are lined with PLA plastic.

    Each I am eco™ product is made from sustainable, natural raw materials and is compostable* – without compromising on function or quality.

    • Sugarcane, corn and trees are used to create I am eco™ products. We source sustainable materials, research innovative renewable products and investigate new processing and packing options to reduce carbon emissions and our impact on the environment.
    • This range takes the guess work out of environmental responsibility. Make the switch to sustain your relationship with the environment.
    • Compostable products will break down into natural elements within 90 days when treated in a commercial facility as defined by European standard EN13432. 

    PLA Bioplastic
    Polylactic acid (PLA) is a natural starch derived from plants like corn and sugarcane, that is processed to create a clear plastic-like film, or bioplastic. Unlike the traditional polyethylene (PE) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics, these innovative films and bioplastics are annually renewable, naturally biodegradable, and compostable. They can be used to line and protect paper and board packagng as well has moulded into cutlery and container lids.

    Crystallised polylactic acid (CPLA), a different variation of bioplastic, is used in products that need to withstand higher temperatures. This form of PLA can cope with temperatures up to 85 degrees Celcius without warping, deforming or breaking. This makes it perfect for cutlery, hot cup lids, and soup containers.

    Kleensacs - Multiwall Bags

    Multiwall bags are strong and durable. Ideal for packaging grains, flour, cement, food, seeds, chemicals and other heavy and bulky materials.

    • They come in a range of sizes and number of layers.
    • Available in small quantities or larger pallet loads.
    • Can be custom printed - please enquire with our sales staff.