What are eco-Bags made from?
Our eco-Bags are made from both
(Representation of PBAT Pellets)
(Representation of PLA Pellets)
Derived from corn starch and sugar cane, put through a fermentation process to produce pellets of material that can tbe used to create strong, flexible products.
What size are eco-Bags?
Our eco-bags are the same size as our current Gosweetspot satchels yet, slightly thinner
with native floral designs. See the following size chart.
How long will they take to breakdown?
These will breakdown within 3 months in the most ideal conditions. Home compost may take longer to fully breakdown, with 90% of the material degraded within 6 months. The remaining material is converted to water and organic matter.
Can they go into a Landfill?
This is not the preferred destination because there is no guarantee of the appropriate conditions for the eco-Bags to fully breakdown.
Are the bags recyclable?
Our eco-Bags are home and commercially compostable, bio-plastic is not
recyclable so do not place these in your recycling bin.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling. When the right materials are added together, microbes breakdown waste into nutrient rich material that will keep your garden and plants healthy and strong. Composting has a bonus of keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills.
Don’t have a compost?
If you don't have a home compost don't worry, there are community gardens in your town that will happily take your compostable material.
Visit www.sharewaste.org.nz to find a community garden in your area and refer them to our website if they would like to see our certification.
If you want to try building your own at home, please see the “How to make compost” and “What stuff to compost” sections below.
How to make compost
What stuff to compost
Dry leaves, wood chips, shredded paper, sawdust and wood shavings, kitchen and toilet rolls, straw, hay and cardboard.
Fruit and vegeatable scraps, coffee grounds and filter paper, teabags, feathers, eggshells, grass and plant clippings, weeds.
How to dispose of soft plastic bags
There are systems in place where you can . Many of your local councils and supermarkets recycle soft plastics. www.recycling.kiwi.nz is an excellent website which will tell exactly what you can and cannot recycle. They also have a handy search feature that show all the stores near you that have facilities to accept your soft plastic waste.
For everything else, your local council will help you recycle properly at www.recycle.co.nz.