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Our Story

Ecobags is a New Zealand company made up of people who believe in sustainability. We’re on a mission to provide sensible alternatives that help kiwis transition away from single-use plastic in their everyday lives and work.

Husband and wife team, Jas and Simren, founded Ecobags NZ over a decade ago - long before the plastic bag ban that has seen so many competitors jump into this space in recent years.

They started from humble beginnings – initially providing early adopters like the Wellington Library with bespoke reusable bags – and have since pioneered a wide product range that strives to be kinder to the environment and challenge traditional plastic counterparts.

We believe strongly in the philosophy to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose. We proudly stand out as leaders in our sector. For us it’s not enough to simply keep abreast of sustainability trends; we want to lead consumers to practical solutions, and educate them on different packaging materials, so we can all join the movement towards a better tomorrow.

Our Values
Credible

We walk the talk and have global certifications to prove it. You buy our products safe in the knowledge that our supply chains adhere to stringent social, environmental and ethical standards.

Authentic

We want you to find it easy to switch to eco-friendly alternatives. So we do our best to lead the eco way by educating, informing and inspiring.

Innovative

You’ll notice that our product range is constantly changing, growing and evolving. We’re continually innovating to provide you better eco solutions.

Quality

We endlessly research and test all our products so you can be assured that your purchases are of the highest quality. We deliver what we’ve promised.

Service

We’re here for you and we’re happy to help. We strive to provide excellent service and fast delivery to every customer.

Certifications
Our products meet stringent Australasian, European and American certifications.
Please see individual product descriptions for specific certification information.

Home Composting Certifications:

AS 5810:2010 – Din Certco – German Certification
OK Home Compost – Certified by BAI – Vincotte International

Commercial Composting Certifications:

ASTM D6400 – Certified by Biodegradable Products Institute
EN 13432:2000-12 – European Certification
ABAP AS 4736-200 – Australian Bio Plastics Association

Degradable Certifications:

Lic No. EPI 4020308T015 – Certified by EPI

Organic Cotton Certifications:

The Global Organic Textile Standard – GOTS
Fairtrade & Organic Cotton FLO ID: 26934 – Certified by Fairtrade
Giving Back
Every year we put a portion of our earnings back into fighting for the environment. This year we got behind the Trees That Count initiative – you’ll see their Committed to Climate 2019 stamp on some of our products. Trees That Count are on a mission to get more native trees planted throughout New Zealand. They’re making this happen through tree gifting, corporate funding, supporting planting projects, and pulling together volunteer planters. Ka pai!
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