Biodegradable Plastic Bags

Are you looking for a plastic bag that does not leave any harmful emissions or residue in the environment after it breaks down? Tailored Packaging Retail can custom design your very own Biodegradable plastic bags, whatever the size and shape that you require.

Due to the negative effects plastic bags have had on our environment, Tailored Packaging Retail had to search for an environmentally friendly alternative to regular plastic bags. The bag had to be made from biodegradable material and would completely break down with not only a limited effect, but also a positive effect on the environment.

So we found Biodegradable Plastic or Cornstarch bags. Biodegradable plastic bags are made from cornstarch, which is harvested with dramatically less of an impact on the environment than most materials used in packaging. It is an annually renewable resource and sustainable material, which will break down back into environmentally friendly organic rich compost.

During the break down process, Biodegradable plastic bags will contribute water and carbon dioxide back into the environment, with the end product being able to be used as compost. The compost will then in turn increase the soil organic content as well as water and nutrient retention of the soil, and in doing so will suppress plant disease.

These bags have a shelf life of 12 months, and need to be stored in a controlled environment, away from heat and moisture. Once Biodegradable plastic bags have been used and are ready to be discarded, we recommend they be disposed of in compost bins, where they have the ultimate conditions to break down. Biodegradable bags cannot be put into recycling bins, as they are not suitable to be recycled.

It can take anywhere from 1-6 months for the bags to completely break down, this is depending on the environmental conditions and thickness of the cornstarch material. The bags will completely biodegrade if accidentally disposed of into the soil, a lake, the sea or a sewage treatment plant, as biodegradation occurs when broken down by microorganisms, which exist naturally in these environments. Since there is no toxic residue in the material it is completely safe to be broken down in these environments without harming the environment.

Tailored Packaging Retail's Biodegradable plastic bags are certified AS4736 and meet Australian standards to be biodegradable and compostable. They can be used in South Australia, and all other states around Australia, and are excluded from the plastic bag levy being trialled by the Victorian government.

Biodegradable plastic bags can be made into similar styles as regular plastic bags such as die-cut handle, soft loop handle and singlet bags. We can incorporate gussets to give the bags extra room, or even turn over tops to provide the bags with extra strength. Currently, we are only able to print PMS colours on the bags as printing technology is still developing. Minimum quantities vary depending on the style of bag and lead-time is approximately 12 weeks.


Contact us for more information on Biodegradable plastic bags on 1300 852 088 or email us at salessales@tailoredpackaging.com.au.

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