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Compostable Mailing Bag - C5

Home Compostable Mailing Bag
Semi Opaque
C5 size - 160x230mm
40mm flap with permanent adhesive & safety warning notice
40mu film



Product Code: TTCompC5
Compostable Mailing Bag - C5 is available for purchase in increments of 100

Availability: In stock

£14.50 for 100

£17.40 inc VAT

Price for minimum quantity of 100 is £14.50

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Product Description
Details

Our most eco-friendly mailing bags are home compostable - they can go in your garden composter for easy disposal at the end of their life.

They are made from potato starch and other biologically sourced polymers, are plasticizer and GM free. Biobased carbon-share of the formaulation exceeds 30%.

These C5 mailing bags are milky-white and slightly silky in texture due to the nature of the material. They are not opaque, but semi-transparent.

The film is certified as Compostable according to EN31432, and has achieved the 'OK Compost Home' certification by Vincotte. The bags are clearly marked as Home Compostable and display disposal advice on the flap, along with a safety warning notice.

Due to the nature of the material - the self seal flap will not make a permanet seal straight away but may require several hours at room temperature before fully cured.

Additional Information

Colour/Finish White
Food Safe Yes
Made in the UK Yes
Recylable? N/A
Made from Recycled Material? N/A
Home Compostable? Yes
Industrially Compostable? Yes
Biodegradable? Yes
LDPE? N/A
Polypropylene? N/A
PVC? N/A
Polystyrene? N/A
FSC approved N/A
Free Delivery No
Length 230mm
Width 160mm
Benefits

benefits

Home compostable & Biodegradable Lightweight yet strong Soft feel Safety warning notice
Recycling

recycling

Put these into your Home Composter after use or if you don't have one they should be able to go into garden waste or food waste as the bags are also industrially compostable. The film is also biodegradable but best disposed of in a composting environment.
Faqs

faqs

How quickly will these bags break down?

The film these bags are made from has the EN 13432 norm for industrially compostable packaging and the Vincotte OK Compost Home standard which means it has been proven to break down within 12 weeks.

What happens if these bags end up in landfill?

These bags are designed to be disposed of by composting - either at home or in an industrial composter. The good news is that if they do end up in landfill, they won't release anything environmentally harmful into the soil or environment (including methane), and they are biodegradable. However it is not the ideal way to dispose of them and they will take some time to disappear. How long depends on lots of factors so we cannot say .

I’m thinking of switching from plastic mailing bags to these – what are the main differences?

The main difference between a Polythene mailing bag and these mailing bags are that these bags are not clear, and not opaque, but they are semi transparent. They also have a different feel. These bags feel slightly silky. But if you use a light or medium duty mailing bag and don’t need the contents to be concealed you may find that these are a good, eco-friendly alternative. We would always recommend a sample first to make sure they are right for you.

Is the peel off strip on these bags compostable too?

Unfortunately not. Currently we cannot supply the bags with a peel off strip which is also compostable, so it will need to be recycled along with other recyclable Polythene.

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