Overview / Material: These bags are made from a mixture of synthetic and starch based plastics. They meet the European standard EN 13432 (the European equivalent to ASTM 6400). The bags are printed with soy based ink.
Applications: Great for trash bags, shopping bags, grocery bags, compost bags, and more.
Sizes: Available in 3 gallon – 55 gallon sizes.
Design: All compostable bags in the market are currently made from a mix of synthetic and starch based plastics (with synthetic content usually ranging from 55% – 100%. The synthetic content is important in giving the bags their elasticity, stretchability, and strength. The bags should be stored away from heat sources, direct sunlight, and moisture and have an expected shelf life of 12 months.
Composting: Composting is required for biodegredation. These bags will biodegrade in 2-4 months in a commercial composting facility.