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100% CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE

 

All of our compostable Zero Pack mailers, bubble wrap, labels, ZeroWrap, tape and other packaging solutions are all certified 100% compostable according to Australasian Bioplastic Association and the leading certifier TUV Austria.

This means that every single one of our 100% compostable products are exactly that, 100% compostable, either home compostable or industrial compostable.

To find out more about compostable products check out this article about greenwashing.

What are they made from?

Our compostable mailers, bubble wrap, packaging and ZeroWrap are all made from corn starch (corn that is no longer fit for consumption), PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). Even the ink is made from non-toxic materials which means that they are even safe to go in a worm farm!

Our compostable tape is a world first and is made from predominantly sustainable raw materials: The carrier is made from renewable or recyclable material and coated with natural rubber adhesive, by monta in Germany. The product core for all current and future Green line tapes is made from recycled paper, the shipping carton and label are FSC certified and therefore 100% sustainable.

Our compostable labels are made from paper and the adhesive is made from a high percentage of renewable materials and are certified EN13432 compostable.

All these products have been certified 100% compostable. Check out our range here.

Where can I compost them?

If you don't have your own compost setup at home, consider checking out starting your own. Australian residents can even save up to 80% through their local council. Check it out here

If that's not an option for you you can start one through your workplace by teaming up with PlanetArk or at home with your local neighbourhood with ShareWaste. Otherwise, find a local compost facility with PlanetArk.

How different are they to plastic mailers?

The compostable material looks and feels just like plastic! In fact it's even a little bit stretchy as well and can also be written on with markers (just make sure they're non-toxic!)

They have all the benefits of plastic with none of the nasty stuff! They're tough, durable, waterproof, writeable and tear-resistant.

How long do they take to break down?

Our home compostable products will break down in a home compost environment in 90-180 days and if it is industrially compostable then it will break down within 90 days in a commercial compost environment.

They have to meet these requirements to be certified.

How long is the shelf-life of them?

Our compostable products should always be kept in a cool dry place. The optimum temperature for them is around 20-25 degrees ceclius. Humidity and moisture will excell the composting process so make sure to keep them cool and dry in storage.

When looked after they will last around 12-18 months.

But don't worry, they won't start to disintegrate in your hands! Just like us they start to get wrinkly when they're old!!

 

If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:

Email: info@zerowasteco.eco

Or via our contact us page.