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Compost-A-Pak Shopping Bag

Singlet Bag

The Compost-A-Pak® Singlet Bags are completely organic, being derived from spoilt corn, and are Australian Certified compostable. They are the sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful single use plastic bags, after all ‘The Earth is in your hands’.

Product Description

Compost-A-Pak® is proudly an Australian family owned product.

Our Singlet Bags are designed to replace plastic bags in retail businesses, providing the same convenience for customers, whilst also promoting their unique environmental credentials.

The bags are manufactured to a conventional size and our minimum standard of 30 UM, which ensures you can be confident that customers have the quality required to collect and transport their purchases. They are printed with the text ‘The Earth is in your hands’, and include information on the organic material, as well as the certification logos.

The manufacturing processes are driven by our sustainability goals. All Compost-A-Pak® products are made from a natural starch-based polymer derived from corn. Third grade corn, a non-eating grade, is sourced from international regions with high levels of natural rainfall to minimise irrigation. The blown bags are manufactured on purpose built machines, designed to minimise electricity consumption, and are then printed with soy-based, non-toxic inks.

Most importantly these Singlet Bags are Australian Certified compostable, for both Home Composting and Commercial Composting Facilities, so you can be confident they will break down in a composting environment with no harmful residue.

Why do we need an alternative?

Traditional plastic bags are made from non-renewable natural resources such as crude oil, gas and coal. In fact, if you derived the embodied petroleum energy from the 10 shopping bags many families use for their groceries, it would power the family car on the way home for a kilometre.

Unfortunately, Australians love the convenience of single use bags, and despite them being banned in a number of states, over 10 million bags are still used in Australia every day, the majority of which are buried in landfill where they remain for future generations as a source of potential contamination. Approximately 50 million also enter the Australian litter stream every year, creating greater risks for the environment and our native wildlife.

Whilst ‘biodegradable’ or ‘degradable’ bags are often marketed as a sustainable alternative, they too are usually made from plastic, and just breakdown into smaller pieces, becoming micro-plastics which end up in waterways and are more easily digested by marine life.

Compost-A-Pak® Singlet Bag Details Compost-A-Pak® Singlet Bag Details
Code Bag Size Quantity Package Description
CPKSB-500C Standard Single Bag
(300+100*2) mm x 520mm
500 – 10 folds x 50 bags Carton
Compost-A-Pak® Composability Certifications Compost-A-Pak® Composability Certifications
Certification Licence/Cert No. Product
Australasian Bioplastics Association AS4736-2006 - ABAP10019 Film made with BF-90A with printing. Maximum thickness 230 micron.
Australasian Bioplastics Association AS4736-2006 - ABAP10016 Non-woven film/sheets and standard carry bags of BWC-P1 resin. Maximum thickness 415 micron. Printing and colouring up to 1% by dry weight basis of each ink. Total 5% ink by dry weight basis when more than one colour is used.
Australasian Bioplastics Association AS4736-2006 - ABAP10037 Non-woven film and carry bags of BWC-P2 resin. Maximum thickness 415 micron. Printing and colouring to be inks coded WC1513CD, WC1395CD, WC1325CD, WC1334CD, WZ6157AD, and WZ6457OD up to 1% by dry weight basis of each ink. Total 5% ink by dry weight basis when more than one colour is used.
Australasian Bioplastics Association AS4736-2006 - ABAP10006 Printed film made of BF90A resin, maximum thickness 60 micron. Printed film made of BF90B resin, maximum thickness 110 micron.
Australasian Bioplastics Association AS5810 — Home Compostable Certificate — ABAM20001 Printed film manufactured from BWC BF 90A resin material. Maximum thickness 81 micron. Printing and colouring up to 1% by dry weight basis of each ink. Total 5% ink by dry weight basis when more than one colour is used.
BPI USA ASTM D6400 BWC BF-90A uncoloured resins for making films and bags with a maximum thickness of 230 microns.
BPI USA ASTM D6400 Nonwoven fabric bags with a maximum thickness of 2mm. [J-00182093].
AIB-VINCOTTE Int. OK COMPOST - No. O11-725-D Non woven fabric sewed with cotton thread, natural white or coloured printing, Maximum thickness 347 micron.
AIB-VINCOTTE Int. OK COMPOST - No. O15-1510-A BF-90A, Maximum thickness 81 micron.
AIB-VINCOTTE Int. OK COMPOST HOME - No. O12-1024-A BF-90A, Maximum thickness 230 micron.
AIB-VINCOTTE Int. OK COMPOST - No. B15-329-A BWC P2 non woven fabric sewed with cotton thread, natural white or coloured printing.
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