Gotta love when our courier company steps up to the plate with a high quality sustainable alternative to plastic waste! We’ve been trying to find an alternative for a long time now, and what do you know, the awesome team at GoSweetSpot released these!
These bags are fully compostable, meaning they don’t need oxygen to break down, even in a landfill situation. Additionally, they’re not plastic (they’re made from corn starch) so they won’t pose a threat to wildlife either. The new eco-bags will be starting to ship out for most Computer Part orders as soon as our old plastic bags run out!
We’re all about recycling and we use recycled packaging wherever possible, and this is just one more step in the right direction to a sustainable environment! Great stuff!!
A bunch of information is available at their website, but some of the key points we have included below.
If not plastic, what are the bags made from?
Our bags are derived from biopolymers and co-polymer; PBAT (polybutylene adipate terephthalate), Corn-starch and PLA (polylactic acid). None of our products contain any conventional plastic whatsoever. To assure that we are producing the highest quality products available, we use the highest-grade blend of the three materials. This results in our bags not only decomposing in compost faster than other compostable products on the market, but, creating a stronger bag that won’t snap under weight pressures or rip with sharp corners.
How does their strength compare with conventional plastic bags?
Because of the quality of our bags, instead of snapping under extreme weight pressure, they will simply stretch slightly, distributing the pressure over the length of the entire bag. When home tested, we found that plastic bags will give way at the bottom causing the contents to break through the bottom of the bag. Holding the same weight and shaking the bag up and down, our bags simply stretched at the handle but do not break at the bottom.