Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging

Our clear snap bar bags are made in the UK from NATIVIA® film that has been accredited to EN 13432 and ‘OK biobased’. They are made from Plant Based (annually renewable) PLA derived from vegetable starches (cornstarch) and are compostable and biodegradable. Biodegradation occurs at end of life once exposed to moisture, heat and naturally occurring bacteria / fungi when it will break down into compost (not micro plastics). To maximise shelf life – simply avoid excessive heat, moisture and light (If a bag is splashed with water they don’t start to degrade immediately. If wiped off straight away they should come to no harm.)

 

BIODEGRADATION INFO: 
All our biofilm (PLA and cellophane) bags are compostable which means that they break down to CO2, H20 and biomass which can then be reused in the eco system to make new plants. This can happen in either in home or commercial composting but in commercial composting the temperature will be higher and the process is much quicker. In a colder home composter it will just take longer. (To be most effective home composting requires the presence of micro-organisms, moisture and a supply of oxygen, so for happy home composting you will need to turn the heap from time to time to aerate it.)