Polybags' range of compostable bags are derived from natural, renewable resources to reduce the impact of the packaging on the environment.
This renewable packaging is manufactured from sugar cane, potato starch and other renewable resources that can be converted into chemicals and polymers using conversion processes similar to those of traditional polythene.
Ideal for collecting food waste, this ultra-green packaging is biodegradable and compostable, meeting EU compostability standard EN13432.
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Compostable packaging requires an active microbial environment such as a compost heap to fully degrade but, when placed in industrial composting conditions, will completely disintegrate into carbon dioxide (CO2), water and biomass within 10-12 weeks, leaving no harmful residue behind.
The composting process will take longer in home composting conditions, as these do not match the heat generated in an industrial composter. Home composting time will depend on factors such as location and composting conditions.
Our compostable range meets the EU standard for compostable packaging (EN13432) - see the section below for further details.
Our compostable range has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture as standard, as the compostable polymers used are designed to structurally break down and decompose after this point.
It is important to store compostable packaging in a cool, dry place, as exposure to direct heat, sunlight or moisture can reduce its shelf life.
Polybags' range of compostable packaging meets the European Union compostable standard EN13432.
To comply with this standard, all packaging must meet the following key requirements:
Full details of the requirements of the EN13432 standard are available at okcompost.be.
Products certified as OK Compost are guaranteed to meet all of the requirements of the EN13432 compostable standard (listed above). These products carry the OK Compost logo for easy verification purposes and are guaranteed to biodegrade in an industrial composting plant.