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ED-8000-W - Compostable Barrier Bags - Roll of 300


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These 100% compostable and biodegradable roll bags are ideal barrier bags for produce, seafood and butchery. They contain corn starch and are certified home and commercial compostable.

Size (mm): 250(w) + 100(gusset)  x 405(h) 
Quantity per roll: 300

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These roll bags contain GMO-free corn starch, PLA and PBAT and are suitable for both commercial and home composting. They contain extra microns for strength and are strong enough to hold 3-5kg of meat or product. They come ready on a cardboard core to conveniently fit behind-the-counter supermarket bag roll holders.

Please note that compostable bags can no longer be used by consumers to carry home fresh produce from NZ grocers or supermarkets (but can be used to pre-pack goods). See guidance on Ministry for the Environment's website for more information:

Certification standards achieved:
✓ Australasian Bioplastics Association Commercial Composting Standard AS4736-2006 (ABAP 10054)
✓ Australasian Bioplastics Association Home Composting Standard AS5810-2010 (ABAP 20004)
✓ Din Certco European Composting Standard EN13432:2000-12
✓ TUV Austria OK Compost Industrial Standard (S0335)
✓ TUV Austria OK Compost Home Standard (S0335)
✓ ASTM International Industrial Composting Standard ASTM D 6400:2012-01

Our compostable bag range is designed to breakdown in approximately 90 - 180 days (depending on compost environment). Composting results in organic components being released (carbon dioxide and water) with no harmful residues.

Bags per roll: 300
Capacity: Up to 5kg
Size (mm): 250(w) + 100(gusset)  x 405(h) 
Rolls in a carton: 4
Total bags in carton: 1200

What are the compostable bags made from?

Our compostable bags are made from GMO-free corn starch, 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 bags?

To avoid disappointment, please 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 12 months from this date.

See more frequently asked questions here.

Customer Reviews

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Tinh Van Dang


These Compostable Bags Work!

These bags work, and Ecobags has shown itself to be a business with integrity. Refreshing in these challenging times.
We grow a big food garden, to feed our family and to share, which means putting fresh produce in the kind of bag that is acceptable to all people from all walks of life. The first roll we had of these compostable produce bags, back in 2019, weren't the best, so I reached out to Ecobag and was promptly sent a replacement roll.
They are PERFECT, and we've been confidently using these produce bags to share the vegetable harvest with others.
The bags do break down, especially once they are wet and stay that way, as in a brewing compost pile.
We now also use other Ecobag compostable products, because we can trust the business.

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