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Ecopack Medium Compostable Punched Handle Retail Bags (1 Pack/50 Bags)

SKU ED-2091

These 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.

Size: 400mm(w) x 490mm(h) x 90mm(bottom gusset)
Quantity per pack: 50

Order 4 packs to receive one full carton

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These compostable bags contain GMO-free corn starch, PLA and PBAT and are suitable for both commercial and home composting. The are 100% biodegradable and meet NZ regulation being 70+ micron in thickness.

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 pack: 50
Size: 400mm(w) x 490mm(h) x 90mm(bottom gusset)
Packs in a carton: 4
Total bags in carton: 200

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 retail bags?

This new material is slightly different to the traditional plastic you may have used to tote your shopping in the past. It is designed to break down! 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 9 months from this date.

See more frequently asked questions here.