Over 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Some of this pollution is made up of plastic bags, which contaminate the environment, harm wildlife, and poison our food and water sources.
What can we do as individuals to reduce our plastic footprint?
This is a question that lies at the foundation of what our company is about.
We have created a trash bag that is made from plant-based materials and printed in natural soy ink, making it fully biodegradable in the ladfill and compostable. It is BPA free, paraben free, toxin free and sustainable.
90 days after disposal, our bags start biodegrading; after 180 days, they decompose without leaving any toxic residues behind.
G.K.P. Compostable Trash Bags are not only ecologically-minded, they also add a stylish look to your trash bin and to your entire room. No need to hide your garbage anymore.
The ultimate trash bags you've been waiting for.
- Made with 100% biodegradable PBAT, cornstarch, PLA
- Printed in non-toxic biodegradable water-based soy ink
- BPA, paraben, toxin free
- Certified OK Compost Home under European standard EN 13432 by TUV AUSTRIA
- Certified by the Biodegradable Product Institute (BPI)
- Meets ASTM D6400 Compostable Standard
- Packaging box made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper
- What are they made with?
They're made with renewable cornstarch-based materials, which make them fully biodegradable and compostable
- Can I compost them at home?
Yes! You can compost them at home or in industrial compost facilities (certified by BPI and OK compost HOME by TÜV AUSTRIA)
- How long do the bags take to decompose?
It can vary depending on the temperature and humidity, but typically it should take approximately 90 days for them to start biodegrading and 180 days to completely decompose after initial disposal
- Are they safe to use?
Yes, they are BPA, paraben and any toxin free! They will also decompose without leaving any toxins behind
- What happens in the landfill or in the ocean?
There are several types of compostable trash bags available on the market, but some of them need specific conditions to biodegrade (such as oxygen or UV light). These conditions are rarely met and as a result, the bags fail to biodegrade. Our bags do not need any specific environmental conditions in order to decompose. After the disposal, they will fully biodegrade in the landfill or in the ocean, in case they end up there
- Why are they more fragile than regular plastic bags?
Regular plastic bags are made from petroleum-based materials which make them stronger. But what makes a bag strong also makes it very hard to biodegrade. Our compostable trash bags are made with naturally-derived plant-based materials and they can decompose in 6 months, not hundreds of years. As a result, they are naturally softer and more delicate than regular plastic bags.
If you use them mindfully (see handling pointers) they can be as convenient--and they're always a better option for our planet!
- Do they decompose in the bin?
Our bags have added thickness to prevent biodegradation in the bins. However, they can be sensitive to certain conditions such as high humidity and warm/hot temperature. To avoid biodegradation in the bins, change bags regularly, avoid discarding hot items or used oils directly into the bags. Please handling pointers for more details
Handling pointers for optimal use:
- Avoid discarding oils or hot items directly into bags
- Our bags are extra thick for added durability, but they can still biodegrade in bins. Make sure to change them regularly
- Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid sunlight
- Carefully follow the dotted line to separate each bag in order to avoid making breakage or holes