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Compostable

Can you use biodegradable bags in compost?

No, you should not put biodegradable plastics into your compost.

Are all paper bags compostable?

No, unfortunately not, many papers, have plastic coatings to protect the product inside, which makes them not recyclable or compostable.

What are compostable bags?

Compostable bags are types of packaging that will breakdown in a certified timeframe.

Are biodegradable bags compostable?

No, biodegradable bags are not compostable.

Can you freeze compostable bags?

No, you should not freeze compostable bags.

Are compostable bags recyclable?

Compostable is not the same as recyclable, recyclable is when you can recycle a product back into to itself or another product. Recycling compostable packaging would contaminate the recycling waste stream. Although its organically recyclable and can be recycled with your food waste.

Compostable is when the material degrades under specific conditions into water, carbon dioxide CO2 and biomass.

How are compostable bags made?

They are produced in the same way as conventional plastic packaging, but using natural raw materials such as paper, cellulose and corn starch.

What is compostable packaging made of?

Our compostable packaging is derived from a wide range of natural products such as paper, cellulose and corn starch.

What is compostable packaging?

Compostable Packaging is biodegradable packaging that under the specific composting conditions will breakdown into Carbon Dioxide CO2, water and biomass.

Is compostable packaging more expensive?

Yes, compostable packaging can be 2-3 times more expensive than conventional plastic packaging.

How to recycle compostable packaging?

Compostable packaging cannot be put in your recycle bin at home, but can be recycled with your food waste.

How to dispose of compostable packaging?

Compostable packaging needs to be in the right composting conditions in order to break down. Known as industrial composting, composting creates the perfect balance of microbes, moisture and warmth, so that compostable packaging can be included in food waste recycling.

What happens if compostable packaging gets into landfill?

If sent to landfill, the packaging would react in the same way as other organic waste, such as wood and paper.

How long do our bags take to compost?

In the correct conditions, the packaging can break down in as little as 12 weeks for industrial composting.

What is the relative cost of compostable packaging?

In general, we would estimate is to be up to 2-3 times the cost of conventional plastic packaging.

What is the shelf life of bags after filling?

This is dependent on product packed, but it can be up to 24 months.

What is the shelf life of bags before filling?

The shelf life is 12 months.

What are the barrier properties?

We can offer a very high barrier, suitable for fats / oils and aroma barriers.

Can I put liquids in them?

No, the compostable structures are not suitable for liquids.

Are they approved industrial compostable?

The raw materials used are certified for industrial compostable.

Are they approved home compostable?

The raw materials used are certified for home compostable.

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