These bags are made from a natural starch-based polymer derived from corn, and the printing is done with water based eco-friendly inks—a true alternative to the traditional oil-based solutions that may contain polyethylene or other non-degradable plastics.
This range of 100% Compostable Bags are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags. They are a smarter and more sustainable packaging choice and are specifically designed to be sustainable from start to finish.
These bags 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.
Made from a natural corn starch, these sturdy checkout bags are truly versatile – after carrying your shopping they can be reused as bin liners for organic waste and then simply dropped into your to compost system once they are full. In moist conditions they will degrade to carbon dioxide and water without leaving any harmful residues in the process.
Demonstrate your commitment to cut plastic use by using these compostable checkout bags.
These bags can be put in your home composting bin. Please do not put in the CCC Green waste bins. For all other areas outside of Christchurch, please check if you have a commercial composting plant that accepts these bags in your area. Otherwise, please just put in your home composting bin.
Certification standards Achieved:
- Australian Standard (AS4736-2006)
- European Standard (EN13432-2000)
- American Standard (ASTM D6400)