I’m clearly Better! I’m a reusable, home compostable Zip Lock Bag, available in 5 handy sizes. These re-sealable bags are perfect for keeping food* ‘just so’ in school lunchboxes, stationery, kids’ games, puzzles, craft, jewellery, in store product packaging, seeds … the options are endless.
* Things we’re trying to make even Better
I’m not quite as air tight as my traditional plastic ziplock bag equivalent, so won’t keep food as fresh for as long. I am great for freezing things in though
My zip is very tight and although generally fine, may tear away from the rest of the bag if wrenched open
The edges of the largest size are slightly crinkled
Sizes below exclude the portion of the bag above the zip so are the usable area only.
I’m made from plants, corn to be exact, with a man-made binding agent added for flexibility. And the best bit … I can be composted at home! Now, you might think we're making much ado about zip, but that's exactly the point. Put them in your home compost once they can't be reused any more, and they will biodegrade to ...well, zip, totally non-toxic elements - worm-friendly too. The zip component will take longer to compost, so please remove first (and or cut up into smaller pieces) if that's going to be an issue.
Our comPOST Range is made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
While the materials used to form our comPOST Range are biodegradable and compostable, they are not however 100% renewable as the PBAT component is derived from petroleum-based materials. We are limited at the moment by the availability of suitable, sustainable raw materials that deliver the barrier and performance properties we need but are always testing resins made from an even greater amount of plant-based material – exciting times! This combination of materials is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA). The inputs to our products are certified free of GMO material
CLOSE TO ZERO WASTE . SOME RENEWABLE ENERGY
We have worked super-hard with our production facilities to ensure that our comPOST Packs, comPOSTubble Bags and comPOLY Bags are made in a zero waste process. For our comPOSTlabels and comPOSTape, it's a bit trickier, but we're getting closer all the time.
CERTIFIED HOME &/OR INDUSTRIALLY COMPOSTABLE
Products in this range are fully biodegradable and will be broken down naturally by microbes in a composting environment. They will NOT create micro plastics.
Products carrying a Home Compostable certification will break down within 180 days in a home compost. If you don't have a home compost, you might want to think about starting one, it's a great way to keep food scraps out of landfill and return nutrients to the soil. Composting not your bag? We also have a network of Collection points where you can drop off your used packaging instead.
Products carrying the Seedling Compostable logo require the more intense conditions of a Commercial composting facility to break down.
Our compostable packaging journey began when we developed our now infamous, black, ‘Real Dirt Bags’ (biodegradable courier satchels) –a truly re-evolutionary product. This range has since expanded to include labels, tape, poly bags and more!