Which biobag to choose?
Bioplastics are plastics made from plant material, rather than traditional plastic bags made from fossil fuels. In other words, bioplastics come from a green source. These bags are in all instances less damaging to the environment.
We have two types of biobag:
- Green and recyclable – which we call a bio-recyclable bag.
- Green and compostable – called a bio-compostable bag.
Of the two types of bag we produce, you should consider whether you want bags that can be re-cycled into new bags, or whether you want compostable bags.
For example, the bio-recyclable bag is made of sugar cane. It is not compostable, but can be included in the existing recycling procedures and melted into soft plastic.
The bio-compostable bag is primarily made from degradable and compostable starch which, for example, is made from thistles, corn or sunflowers. This type is not included in the existing recycling procedures, as the material is compostable and therefore degradable.
Table: Properties of biobags manufactured from bioplastic.
We supply both types of bioplastic bags, with certification, which serves as your assurance of quality.