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Compostable Mailers vs Plastic…What’s the difference?

Showing how a plastic mailing bag doesn't compost
Many plastic mailing mags are made from petroleum so aren’t biodegradable. This means they can remain in landfills or in nature for years and contribute to environmental pollution.

Mailers that are certified with the “seedling logo”  can be broken down in industrial composting facilities, making them an wonderfully zero waste, eco-friendly alternative.

Compostable mailers decompose into carbon dioxide, water, and organic matter, meaning that they can be returned to the earth relatively quickly and won’t stick around for years, like a plastic bag would.

The “Seedling Logo”

The Seedling logo is a registered trademark owned by European Bioplastics.

It proves that a product is certified industrially compostable according to the European Standard EN 13432.

What does this certification mean exactly?
When successfully certified, the product will fully biodegrade in an industrial composting plant under controlled conditions such as temperature, moisture and time frame– leaving nothing behind but water, biomass and CO2.
compostable Seedling Logo

How to dispose

Simply pop the used mailer in the food waste collection bin and it will be taken to the industrial composting facility.

In the industrial facility, controlled conditions like temperature and humidity encourage bacteria and their enzymes to digest the compostable polymers as a source of nutrition and your mailer will breakdown in just 6-12 weeks!

We actually like to use ours at home as Food Waste Caddy liners and they work fantastically!
Simplelifeco UK compostable mailing bags used as a food caddy liner

And our mailers are Carbon Neutral!

Simplelifeco Compostable Mailers Certified Carbon Neutral



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