If You Care Compostable Food Waste Bags

If You Care Compostable Food Waste Bags

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£5.49
(£0.18 each)

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£5.49
(£0.18 each)

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If You Care Food Waste Bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added.

30 x Bags with handle ties - 11.4L - 43cm x 39cm

  • Potato starch from non-GMO “starch potatoes” – grown for starch, not for food
  • Blended with certified fully compostable polymer
  • No plasticizers. Plasticizers migrate, which deteriorates mechanical properties of bags. We don’t use them.
  • Package from 100% recycled board processed chlorine-free (PCF)
  • No polyethylene. 100% certified compostable
  • Potato starch from potatoes grown for starch only – no diversion from food supply
  • Potato starch uses less water than starch from corn. No irrigation necessary, only natural rainfall.
  • 40% less land is used to produce same quantity of starch from potatoes as from corn
  • Use for compostable waste
  • Bags are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
  • Bags along with waste can be composted in municipal or commercial compost facilities
  • Cardboard box should be recycled
 
What Makes Potato Starch Strong?
Starch is a mixture of a linear (amylose) and a branched (amylopectin) polymer of glucose. Potato starch has a higher percentage of amylopectin than either corn or wheat starch. Amylopectin gives starch its structural integrity, so it helps make If You Care Certified Compostable Bags stronger than bags made from corn starch.
 
Any Other Reasons for Potato Starch?
The potato starch used to make If You Care Certified Compostable Bags comes from starch potatoes, which are not grown as a food source, but only for starch production. These potatoes are too high in starch to be good for food. Therefore, there is no diversion from food supplies. To produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. These potatoes require no irrigation, and need only normal rainfall. Corn requires much more water.
 
Why Use If You Care Certified Compostable Bags?
Approximately 80 million tons of waste (U.S. EPA figures) which goes to landfill annually is material which under the right conditions, can be turned into compost, including food scraps, yard trimmings and non-recyclable paper. In a landfill environment, this organic material (leaves, grass etc.) releases methane gas – a greenhouse gas – contributing to global warming. Diverting food scraps and yard trimmings from landfill to compost facilities – either municipal or commercial in areas where available – contributes significantly to preserving our planet and natural resources.
 
If You Care Certified Compostable Bags are made from 100% GMO free potato starch and a fully compostable polymer. These bags are completely polyethylene free and plasticizer free.

Contents: 30
Product code:  IYCFOODBAGS
IYCFOODBAGS

Reviews of If You Care Compostable Food Waste Bags 4.6 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Just right for most indoor compost bins. Cuts out the mess when transferring to the garden compost bin.
26/04/2019
Great for my kitchen bin, does not disintegrate with moisture. Used it as a swap for plastics though concerned about methane release when disposed with ordinary waste.
14/04/2019
Use for food waste,good quality,would recommend to anyone
20/12/2018
good quality bags good size
18/09/2018
Really strong when not wet, but decompose when wet. as such need to remember to only put food in when due to take it out to the compost heap.
24/04/2018
They are used in my kitchen waste bin for waste food.
I recommend them widely to my friends.
They are strong and do the job!
22/04/2018
great size and easy to transport to the outside collection bin.
21/12/2017
Good fit for bin!
09/08/2016
Good quality
11/04/2016
These are just amazing. I love the size - they seem to be a bit bigger than the ones you can buy off the shelf. They fit nicely in the small brown bin and there is plenty of bag left over when full to tie a good knot to dump into the compost bin.
19/03/2016
Good product
04/03/2016
stops bin from getting to murky
06/10/2015
These bags were the correct size for our compost tub....
06/01/2015
very good
29/08/2014
5 stars!!
19/07/2014
strong and does not leak
17/07/2014
Please email me when is in stock.
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