Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging

Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging

Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging - Green Butler is proud to be on the ever improving journey towards a completely plastic free solution. This article provides an overview with more information about the 100% compostable packaging we are using for our orders.

Specifications:   *Recyclable  *Sustainable  *Home Compostable                                               

 

                ▪              100% Home Compostable

                ▪              This is a natural product

                ▪              Do NOT contain PLA       

                ▪              This bag is 100% toxin-free

                ▪              Reduction of 65% CO2 emission vs traditional plastic

                ▪              Does not contain Bisphenol A and Phthalate

                ▪              Product is non-toxic       

                ▪              A sustainable alternative that is leak-proof and just as

                                durable as petroleum-based plastic

                ▪              Colour: Natural Beige

                ▪              Certification: EN13432 (2000)

                ▪              Home Compostability: TUV Austria (Home S0335) & AS5810

Got some questions?

What is home compostable?

Home compostable materials decompose and disintegrate when placed in a home compost bin. You can throw away our bags and bin liners with your fruit and vegetable peelings and any other organic waste. Home compostable materials will completely breakdown into organic soil. On the other hand, compostable materials will only decompose in a commercial or industrial composting facility.

How is this different from biodegradable?

Biodegradable materials eventually return to nature but can sometimes leave behind metal residue. Compostable materials completely break down, leaving no residue. Instead they create humus which is full of nutrients for plants.

What are our bags and liners made from?

Our products are made from modified starches derived from plants such as maize, corn and cassava and/or wheat. These ingredients are transformed into a polymer that looks and feels like plastic.

Why should you choose home compostable bags and liners?

Plastic is damaging to the environment, especially when it is discarded irresponsibly and harms nature. There is also growing global consciousness of the need to reduce waste. When you choose biodegradable products and packaging, you can be part of the solution to reduce waste sent to landfill sites and protect the environment.

What do our certifications mean?

Proudly, our bags and liners bear the stamps of approval of the Australasian Bioplastics Association and TUV Austria that they conform to strict standards for home compostability. These certifications offer the assurance that our bags and liners will completely decompose within six to nine months.

How should home compostable products be disposed?

Home compostable materials can be discarded in a home compost bin along with vegetable and fruit scraps. Use the compost that is produced in your bin to feed the soil and plants in your garden.

What is the Difference Between Compostable and Biodegradable?

 

WHAT IS BIODEGRADABLE?

Simply put, something is “biodegradable” if it can be disintegrated by bacteria, fungi, or some other biological process. Biodegradation is basically just the process of nature taking its course and breaking down materials to their component parts. Plastic will break down into carbon dioxide, water, and a few other things. Pretty simple, right? The truth is that lots of things are biodegradable, if given enough time. Plastics in particular are known to take decades or even centuries to break down naturally, but they will break down. So, technically speaking, they are biodegradable. When a packaging company says that their product is biodegradable, all they really mean is that it will break down when placed in a land fill. The key, however, is to take note of how long it takes for the product to biodegrade.

WHAT IS COMPOSTABLE?

We’ve all heard of a compost heap, right? When you take organic materials and allow it to decompose which then creates fertilizer for your soil. Composting is the process of recycling organic waste so that it can eventually be reused. In the packaging world, compostable means something a bit different. Typically, what a packaging company means when they call their product “compostable” is that it can be turned into compost… if entered into an industrial composting facility. Compostable products do not always biodegrade naturally in a landfill. They have to be placed in the right kind of conditions, conditions that are often only found in industrial compost facilities. Compostable products are great for the environment, but it is important to make sure that your business has the proper waste management processes in place.

WHAT ARE OUR BAGS AND LINERS MADE FROM?

Our products are made from modified starches derived from plants such as maize, corn and cassava and/or wheat. These ingredients are transformed into a polymer that looks and feels like plastic.

Here you have the Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging on the 22 of February.

Here a month later you have the Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging on the 15th of March.

Here a month later you have the Epic Eco - Home compostable packaging on the 9th of April.