Our delivery packaging is made from corn starch with a binding agent/resin added for flexibility. And the best bit … they can be composted at home!
When you’ve finished using it, just put the bag in with your food scraps and garden waste, and before you know it, worms will be eating the bag for breakfast. Better for the environment, better for our oceans, a better tomorrow.
How long will they take to degrade?
Well, that will depend on the conditions they’re in. In a ‘standard’ home compost, they have been certified (AS5810-2010) to biodegrade within 180 days, i.e.. approx 6 months. Under commercial composting conditions, it would happen much faster, and as litter (e.g. under a tree) it would happen slower, but it will happen. The Australian Standard is one of the most rigorous in the world and includes a worm toxicity test which means that our comPOST Packs are safe to be eaten by the little, pink wriggly guys.
Do they contain any genetically modified material (GMO)?
No they do not. Our comPOST Packs are certified GMO free.
Can they go in a worm farm?
Yes they can. Our packs are certified home compostable AS 5810 which includes a worm toxicity test … and they pass with flying colours.
What exactly are they made of?
Corn starch (from corn not fit for consumption)
PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants)
and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). (check out this great blog by Better Packaging on what PBAT is)
PS Don't forget our courier company is 100% carbon neutral!
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