These bags will only quickly down fully when there is warmth, moisture and bacterial colonies i.e. conditions found in landfill. The fungi and bacteria can then break the material down, producing water, biomass and carbon dioxide.
Please note that these bags are not certified as compostable according to EU standard EN13432.
The real clever thing about these bags is that the oxo-biodegradable properties does not effect the strength of the bag. It will take approximately two years for the bags to begin to lose their physical properties under the correct conditions.
When a green image is important to your business then these bags are certainly a step in the right direction.
They have a green tint to them and still have the same quality and strength as our premium bubble bags .
Machine tolerance of +/- 5%
Not a perfect solution but regarded as a step in the right direction in controlling plastic waste.
The technical stuff…
Biodegradable bubble bags are made from a formulation containing a mixture of a non hazardous metal ion pro-oxidant system and a biodegradation initiator. Basically, these bubble bags will promote the growth of microbial colonies to break them down over time. Don’t worry, this doesn’t happen straight away ! You wont open your box of bubble bags and find a pile of green mush ! The process takes 24 months and is dependant on temperature and where they are stored. The process of degradation is accelerated in higher temperatures and high UV levels. This material is the same used in retail carrier bags and is now found in a broad range of polyethylene based products. It is very clever stuff and helps prevent our landfill sites being filled with polythene products that will take thousands of years to degrade !
All biodegradable bubble bags are made from our premium strength bubble wrap. We also offer a bespoke service in these grades .
Please email or call our office for a free sample service .
This product must still be recycled responsibly.
|Type||Film Thickness (mu)||Bubble + Film Thickness (mm)||Colour||Minimum Width (mm)||Maximum Width (mm)||Minimum Height (mm)||Maximum Height (mm)||Usage|
|Standard Premium||70||3||Clear||55||750||55||730||High protection and contains 30% recycled material|
|Biodegradable Premium||70||3||Green Tint||55||750||55||730||High protection and eco friendlier|
|Anti-Static Premium||70||3||Pink Tint||55||750||55||730||High protection for electrical components|
|Double Laminated Premium||70||5||Clear||55||750||55||730||Superior protection for heavy duty or particularly fragile items. Contains 30% recycled material|