Our UK compostable, gusseted bags will decompose when bacteria or other living organisms act on them. Home compostable bags can be composted along with your garden waste, and sometimes food waste (depending on local kerbside collections) and will degrade quite quickly. They are certified to the EN13432 standard for compostable packagng
Made from 30 or 40 micron NatureFlex™ which is a compostable film made from wood pulp sourced from managed locations. This film has excellent properties and is made from renewable, sustainable sources .
Natureflex™ is a very stable material and will not biodegrade or show any loss in mechanical properties on the shelf if it is stored correctly. Recommended storage conditions are away from local heat sources, out of direct sunlight, away from moisture and ideally between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost or waste water environment where micro-organisms are present.
Customers should conduct their own tests to determine the optimum shelf life and suitability of this film with the wrapped product. This will vary depending on the product requirements. However, Natureflex ™ films have successfully been used to wrap products which have a shelf life of up to and even beyond 3 years.
The film manufacturer specifically recommends that the films should not be used in applications that would involve processing, treatment or storage at temperatures below −30°C (for example, blast freezing).
Please note that these bags are made from natural materials and as such are not as strong as Polypropylene bags, including the welds. It is essential that you test your products in them before purchasing and we would be pleased to send free samples. It is also important that any aggressive filling methods are tested by the customer too
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If you would like to receive samples please contact us with your name, address and size preferences.