Compostable Granola Bag
Composting in Australia
We love compost, so join the composting revolution! In Australia, compostable packaging is a new and growing industry—so watch this space! However, there seems to be a lot of confusion about whether PLA coated packaging can be recyclable or not, and many claims in the media that no paper cups are recycled in Australia, are simply not true. The bioplastic lining on our products dissolves during the repulping process and is easier to recycle compared to PE plastic coated cups. This fact was recently verified by Planet Ark and The Australian Packaging Covenant. Some recyclers say they will not accept paper cups as they are unable to separate the plastic from the paper fibres, yet these very same companies accept paper milk and juice cartons which are made from the same components as coffee cups—plastic coated paper board.
Composting cellophane bags
Both NatureFlex™ and Standard Cellophane bags can be composted at home. We tried it ourselves and you can already see the results after only two weeks in a backyard compost!
NatureFlex™ is a home compostable film originally developed by Futamura Group, Japan. Our NatureFlex™ bags are made in Australia from renewable cellulose fibre. They are certified home compostable by Australian Standards AS 5810. These bags have good moisture barrier for foods, and are heat sealable with a standard heat sealer. Can store food for up to 18 months under dry conditions without breaking down. Decomposition time approximately 15 weeks once in the elements.
The Home Compostable Verification logo clearly identifies and differentiates packaging materials as biodegradable and compostable in Australia and New Zealand only. To be certified compostable and carry the Home Compostable Verification logo, suitable biopolymer materials must undergo a stringent test regime outlined by AS 5810-2010 and carried out by recognised independent accredited laboratories to the Australian Standard AS 5810-2010. The Home Compostable Verification logo is a symbol that the product’s claims of biodegradability and compostability as per AS 5810-2010 has been verified.
So, where can I recycle or compost my packaging after use?If you can't compost at home, click the button below and enter your location and product and find the closest facility near you!
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