Biodegradable products

Environmental bagsPolybags Ltd. now manufacture and stock a wide range of eco-friendly green packaging and biodegradable products to suit your needs and help towards a better environment (both PolyBio and Biodegradable). These include kitchen waste and refuse bags, bin liners, carrier bags and standard bags developed in Polybags laboratories in conjunction with the Polymer Research Department at the London Metropolitan University.

Common views on bioplastics

Biodegradable Bags Still Aren’t Natural

Gains will be driven by consumer preferences for sustainable materials, the increased adoption of bioplastics by plastic processours and compounders, and by new product developments.

United Kingdom: Bioplastics Supply & Demand

Frito-Lay Launches Industrially Compostable Bags with Off The Eaten Path Brand; Advances in Goal to Design 100% of Packaging to be Recyclable, Compostable, Biodegradable or Reusable across Portfolio by 2025

We are thrilled to team up with Off The Eaten Path with the launch of these new, compostable bags, said Edith Cecchini, Project Directour, Corporate Strategy & Policy, Ocean Conservancy. Packaging design innovations like this will transport us a small closer to a circular economy, and an ocean complimentary of trash.

You can put things straight into the green bin. You can wrap food waste in newspaper or put it in a paper bag. Please do not biodegradable 'plastic'or corn starch bags. These do not smash down fast enough and result in additional processing costs. Your bin could also be refused assortment. More information on how the compost is manufactured can be found on RECAP's website . You can come by out your bin assortment days on our bin assortment day page .

3 Truths No One Tells You About Biodegradable Plastic Bags

The British Bioplastics Industry Association is being urged to clarify its stance on whether oxo-biodegradable plastics known as oxos- should be termed biodegradable, as they are by a few supermarket operatours.

Green Packaging Market Size, Trends, Market Strategies And Potential 2017 – 2025 – Credence Research

Rising health and hygiene consciousness, increase in healthcare expenditure as well as rising intake of healthy food as well as higher consumption of biological and prepared to eat products is anticipated to expand the growth of green packaging market above the forecast period. Rising utilisation of innovative technology and so enabling the producers to develop new products is further likely to impel the growth of green packaging market between 2016 and 2024.

What is the contrast between biodegradable packaging" versus packaging that is compostable or degradable?

Biodegradable : All compostable items are considered biodegradable, nevertheless not all biodegradable items are compostable. Biodegradable packaging means it can degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and algae. In and of itself, the term biodegradable makes no claims as to the amount of time needed for degradation, or the attributes of the stop product. Something can biodegrade, nevertheless take years to biodegrade and so would not be compostable. Other things can biodegrade, nevertheless leave behind high levels of toxins, contaminants and chemicals and are so not compostable. Other items might biodegrade nevertheless not do so in a compost environment, and are so not compostable.

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You can easily remove sending more trash to the landfills by shopping with eco-friendly bags, sending e-cards instead of paper ones, recycling Christmas trees, and finding creative alternatives to wrapping paper and boxes. Start your New Year’s resolution to proceed green a small early and celebrate your holidays by being more eco-friendly. For more tips visitthe Mother Nature Network .

The Power Shovel recharges via an included AC adapter. A 12-hour charge should make it hungry enough to suck up 50 piles of poo. The vacuum's disposable, degradable bags are also prepared for multiple incomings; they each grasp about a week's worth of poo. To acquire rid of a full one, you will need to flip open the Power Shovel, bend above, and maybe touch the squish from the outside to remove the bag.

Why Degradable or Biodegradable bags/film?

Conventional plastics do not break down. Litter and landfill waste take years, even decades, to degrade. Litter is visual pollution, an eyesore that regulations and educational programs have failed to eliminate. In landfills, not only do ordinary plastics degrade very slowly but also anything contained within them may not reach their full degradation potential. This results in a needless waste of valuable landfill space.
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What is biodegradable

Biodegradation is the process by which organic substances are broken down by the enzymes produced by living organisms. The term is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and environmental remediation (bioremediation). Organic material can be degraded aerobically, with oxygen, or anaerobically, without oxygen. A term related to biodegradation is biomineralisation, in which organic matter is converted into minerals.

Biodegradable matter is generally organic material such as plant and animal matter and other substances originating from living organisms, or artificial materials that are similar enough to plant and animal matter to be put to use by microorganisms. Some microorganisms have the astonishing, naturally occurring, microbial catabolic diversity to degrade, transform or accumulate a huge range of compounds including hydrocarbons (e.g. oil), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pharmaceutical substances, radionuclides and metals. Major methodological breakthroughs in microbial biodegradation have enabled detailed genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, bioinformatic and other high-throughput analyses of environmentally relevant microorganisms providing unprecedented insights into key biodegradative pathways and the ability of microorganisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Source: Wikipedia.

Degradable vs. Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Compostable Plastic is plastic which is:

capable of undergoing biological decomposition in a compost site as part of an available program, such that the plastic is not visually distinguishable and breaks down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass, at a rate consistent with known compostable materials (e.g. cellulose). and leaves no toxic residue.
American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM).

In order for a plastic to be called compostable, three criteria need to be met:

  1. Biodegrade - break down into carbon dioxide, water, biomass at the same rate as cellulose (paper).
  2. Disintegrate - the material is indistinguishable in the compost, that it is not visible and needs to be screened out.
  3. Eco-toxicity - the biodegradation does not produce any toxic material and the compost can support plant growth.

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue", and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.

Degradable Plastic

Degradable Plastic is plastic which will undergo a significant change in its chemical structure under specific environmental conditions resulting in a loss of some properties. Please note that there is no requirement that the plastic has to be degrade from the action of "naturally occurring microorganism" or any of the other criteria required for compostable plastics.

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A plastic therefore may be degradable but not biodegradable or it may be biodegradable but not compostable (that is, it breaks down too slowly to be called compostable or leaves toxic residue).


Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is also important to make the distinction between degradable vs. biodegradable vs. compostable as often these terms are used interchangeably.

Biodegradable or Biodegradeable?

It is very common to misspell biodegradable as biodegradeable (please take note yourself as some of our domains are actually misspelt!) and the same happens with degradable as degradeable. In fact when written down the word biodegradable often looks like an incorrect spelling and has been known to be corrected to biodegradeable by some overzealous and missinformed editors. So, now you know if someone tells you otherwise stick out your guns!

Biodegradable courier bags and mailing bags

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Green is the new black

Recycling labelThe choice of packaging used by e-commerce retailers and how well this demonstrates a consideration for the environment affects the purchasing decisions of consumers, according to a packaging survey.

Research by strategic logistics partner Dotcom Distribution revealed that 60% of consumers think it is either important or very important that a retailer's packaging is sustainable.

Their 2013 e-Commerce Packaging Survey found that retailers who demonstrate sustainability is a priority are perceived as environmentally friendly, whilst customers themselves like to be seen as environmentally-conscious when deciding on where to shop and what to buy.

"It's clear that a retailer's packaging choice can have repercussions", said Maria Haggerty, president of Dotcom Distribution. "The results of this study show that packaging is not to be overlooked or underestimated for its possible impact on a brand."

Source: Dotcom Distribution 2013 eCommerce Packaging Survey - 'Brown Boxes Don't Deliver for Brands'