Why should we use compostable bin liners?

Why should we use compostable bin liners?

It’s obvious – to reduce landfill waste! We all like a clean and tidy house, especially when it comes to our rubbish – lining our bins with plastic bags has been the easiest and least messy option – but that is becoming a thing of the past! While plastic may be affordable and easy, this common practice is adding to our pollution problems. A compostable bin liner exposed to air, warmth and moisture will break down over 3-6 months unlike plastic which takes 100’s of years when composted.

What can we do about it?

Get composting. The easiest solution for any household or business is to switch to compostable bin liners and get organic waste composting! Up to half of households waste is organic waste that can be composted. Eco bags has an entire range of sizes of compostable bin liners. Make the difference and shrink your waste immediately.

What are compostable bin liners made of?

Ecobags has designed a range of 100% compostable bags that are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags. They offer a smarter and more sustainable choice. Our bags are made from a natural starch-based polymer derived from corn, and the printing is done with water based eco-friendly inks—a true alternative to the traditional oil-based solutions that may contain polyethylene or other non-degradable plastics.

5 Easy steps to remove plastic using compostable bags

1.We hope that everyone has already stopped accepting single use plastic bags at the supermarket to transport your goods home, firstly get a few fabric shopping bags and keep them in the car or somewhere handy to take with you shopping. Buy here:



2.Start using Eco Bags compostable bin liners for all household rubbish bins and stop using plastic.

See our full range here: https://ecobags.co.nz/?s=compostabl&post_type=product The bin liners are constructed with solid corn starch microns so they are strong and durable letting you store your rubbish or organic waste without leaking. Afterwards, the compostable bin liner degrades to carbon dioxide and water in moist conditions without leaving any harmful residues in the process. For a small price to pay – this is really a no brainer to stop poisoning our land and waters with plastic. Using compostable bags is the only way forward

**** other stockists of the compostable bag range are a few NZ owned supermarkets check out your local New World, Pack N Save and fresh choice. If they don’t stock these already then put in a request to do so!


3.Get composting. If you don’t already have a compost system we highly recommend the simple composter from most Mitre 10 stores https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/jobmate-compost-tumbler-160-litre/p/269851 – you can even put your compostable bags in with organic waste and away they decompose!

4.Composting is made easy with the Eco Bags durable Compost Caddy – only $14.99 – a tidy, reusable bin system that will ensure the odours and mess are kept clean, either line the caddy with a compostable bag or leave it without a liner whatever you choose. It’s easy and enjoyable to carry out to the outdoor compost bin. Find the product here: https://ecobags.co.nz/product/caddy/ the caddy doesn’t take up much room so it can be kept under the kitchen sink to catch all the food waste and veggie prep.

5.Let’s get worm farming! http://www.hungrybin.co.nz/ as it will give you the fertiliser as a liquid, which helps your veggie garden flourish. The hungry bin eats waste! You can even put in the compostable bags! Available at some Mitre 10 stores https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/hungry-bin-worm-farm-180-litre/p/273690