Compostable retail bags are certified for home and commercial composting. They meet NZ government legislation being over 70 microns in thickness. Available in small, medium and large.
Compostable retail bags contain GMO-free corn starch and are internationally certified for home and industrial composting. 100% biodegradable. These bags are allowed under NZ legislation due to being 70+ microns in thickness.
Certification standards Achieved:
✓ Australian Standard (AS4736-2006)
✓ European Standard (EN13432-2000)
✓ American Standard (ASTM D6400)
50cm(w) X 54cm(h) + 10cm(bottom gusset)
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What are the compostable bags made with?
Our compostable range is manufactured from corn starch bio-resins, PLA and PBAT. This new compostable material is designed to degrade in moist conditions and return to carbon dioxide and water without leaving harmful residues in the process. Our compostable products are all certified to strict international standards and we go so far as to use non-toxic inks in the printing on these products.
How long do they take to compost?
Compostable bags will take approximately 90-180 days to decompose depending on the composting environment. Industrial composting is typically quicker than home composting for two main reasons:
1) temperatures reached inside a home composting bin is usually only a few centigrade degrees higher than the outside temperature, and this is true for short time periods (in industrial composting, the temperatures reach 50°C – with peaks of 60-70°C – for a number of months).
2) home composting bins are managed by everyday people and the composting conditions might not always be ideal (in contrast, industrial composting plants are managed by qualified personnel and kept under ideal working conditions).
How do I use my compostable bin liners?
This new material is slightly different to the traditional plastic you may have used to line your bin in the past. It is designed to break down! To avoid disappointment, please change your liner every 2-3 days, avoid excessive moisture, avoid sharp objects, and store them in a cool dry place (avoid temperatures over 19 degrees celsius). Check the date of manufacture printed on the label and use within 8 months from this date.
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Online orders placed with Ecobags include the following delivery charges:
|Zone||Estimated Delivery||Rural Surcharge|
|Auckland (NZ)||1 to 2 days||$5.00|
|North Island (NZ)||2 to 4 days||$5.00|
|South Island (NZ)||2 to 5 days||$5.00|
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Submit your artwork through to email@example.com or attach it in the fast quote form on any product page.Any format will be suitable for quote purpose.
For production ,we prefer vector artwork in a .EPS or .PDF format. We can also work with AI, .PSD which can be edited .If you’re finding it hard to find the right files or need some artwork cleaned up, we can help at nominal charge.
We are happy to help you with what printing technique will be best for your brand/artwork.
Design a fully customized bag
If you’re after your own style, unique colour, size, material and branding,email us firstname.lastname@example.org .Lead times are usually 10-14 weeks depending on the product & transit time (sea freight or Air Freight). Our express service can provide branded bag within 30 days with air freight option.
Screen-printing is most economical option to brand bags. It is suitable for artwork with limited colours.However, it is not ideal for logos with colour gradients / half tones or logos with fine details. It is hard to achieve clarity in printing fine details on rough textures like canvas or jute. Way to work around is to make logo large and bold or use digital heat transfer method.
Digital Heat Transfer
Heat transfers are great for artwork with multiple colours and find details. It is commonly used to brand textile surfaces and bags. They are heat pressed onto the product and produce a permanent bond. However, only approximate colour matches are possible.This option is slightly more expensive than screen print but produces great results specially for jute and non woven bags.
Direct To Garment
DTG is a process of printing onto textiles using specially modified inkjet technology. It’s a viable solution for low-quantity orders with full-colour graphics.Colours may be slightly muted depending on the base fabric.
Most artwork files can be digitized so the machine can recreate your artwork onto your bag.