305 x 422mm (A3) Self Seal Compostable 100 Pk
DIMENSIONS: 305 x 422mm
FLAP: Self Seal 24mm
THICKNESS: 30Mic Bio Film
MATERIAL: Bio-degradable Corn/potato Starch
PACK QUANTITY: 100 Bags Per Pack
Pack of 100 A3 size Bio-degradable and compostable bags (With a self seal adhesive fixing strip for quick and easy sealing) .
At last a 'Green' clear display bag for putting your finished prints etc. in for resale.
These bags are made in the UK from film that has been accredited to ‘OK biobased’ and DIN EN 13432. They are made from annually renewable PLA derived from plant starches (corn / potato etc.) and are fully Biodegradable thing to avoid is prolonged exposure to humidity - avoiding excessive heat, moisture and light will maximise shelf life.
(If a bag is splashed with water they don't start to degrade immediately. If wiped off straight away they should come to no harm.)
All our Biofilm bags are made in the UK from film that has been accredited to ‘OK biobased’ and DIN EN 13432. They are made from vegetable starch and are fully biodegradable and compostable, which means that they break down to CO2 and water which can then be reused in the eco system to make new plants. This process can happen in either commercial or home composting or landfill but in commercial composting the temperature will be higher and the process is much quicker. (As a guide, the film specs state that it takes approx. 45 days for them to decompose at a constant 58°C - similar to that found in industrial composting.) The biodegradation process uses naturally occuring bacterial / fungi to break down the film into CO2 and H2O and ecotoxic free biomass (compost). In a colder home composter or landfill this will require the presence suitable bacteria / fungi to start the process and it will just take longer. The time scale will largely depend on the local conditions, it will inevitably take longer to compost in the Highlands of Scotland than it does in Cornwall.
Our Biofilm (PLA) bags are made from sustainable and annually renewable vegetable starch which is derived from an annually renewable crop, as opposed to petro-chemical based plastics which are non-renewable. Thereby offering a greener alternative to polypropylene etc. without wasting the planets finite supply of petrochemicals and adding to greenhouse gas emissions.
PLA (Vegetable Starch) -
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This product is biodegradable at end of life.
This product is compostable at end of life.
Made in Britain for eco-craft by selected suppliers.
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They are designed for use with greetings cards and many of our customers use them for putting artwork in.
However we would not recommend them for archival use or with valuable paintings as we cannot guarantee them to be 'acid free'. So for such applications our bag manufacturers would recommend the use of polyprop bags instead.