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If You Care Home Compostable Food Waste Bags | 11.4 L | Pack of 30

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If You Care Compostable Food Waste Bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully home compostable polymer. Potato starch from non-GMO “starch potatoes” which are not grown for food.

  • No plasticizers are added,plasticizers migrate which deteriorates the mechanical properties of bags
  • Package from 100% recycled board processed chlorine-free (PCF)
  • No polyethylene
  • 100% certified compostable
  • Potato starch uses less water than starch from corn. requiring only natural rainfall.
  • 40% less land is used to produce same quantity of starch from potatoes as from corn

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User Guidance

Store the compostable food waste bags in a cool dry place.  Use for compostable waste

Environmental Impact

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 Compostable Food Waste 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.

Standards and Certifications

Biodegradable Products Institute:

Packaging Disposal Recyclable

Cardboard box should be recycled.


Product Disposal Home Compostable

Once the compostable food waste bags require disposal, they can be disposed of in “home” style compost heaps.  If food waste is separated and collected by local authorities, check with them if the bag can be accepted.

Bio-based bags should not be deposited with plastic recycling.


Shipping

Shipped to Mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands


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