If you need to use a bin liner, Onya's plant-based 100% certified compostable bin bags are a sustainable solution.
Unlike some other bags on the market, Onya's bags are CERTIFIED compostable to Australian, European, USA & Japanese standards, which means they have been independently assessed to break down to virtually undetectable levels in the soil and are deemed “worm safe” with no micro plastic residues left behind.
Onya's bin bags are made from 100% GMO free renewable plants and are free from any plastic additives such as Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene & PVC.
Onya's compostable bin liners are certified compostable in industrial composting facilities. As industrial composting facilities operate hot composts of between 50c-60c, Onya's bags will break down within around 12 weeks. Onya's bags will of course break down over a longer period of time in general waste facilities, however due to the lack of necessary microbes found in these facilities it can take 6-12 months or more for the bags to break down to their natural cellulose beginnings.
Onya's bags are also certified “home compostable” and can be used in this manner, but like a general waste facility will simply take longer to break down if not hot composted.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR USE:As Onya's liners are compostable, unlike traditional single use plastic bin bags, it is important they are used ideally within 3-6 months of purchase and kept in a cool dark space, otherwise they may start to break down.
Compostable bin liners need to be treated slightly differently to traditional plastic bin liners as the material they are made from is designed to break down easier than plastic – which is a good thing, however, this may mean that if placing wet waste in your bin bags you need to empty your bin more frequently as if moisture is added, the composting process may begin and could lead to spills or splitting when emptying your bin on a weekly basis.
If possible, wrapping your wet waste in old newspaper first may help increase the life of your bag by preventing moisture from building up.
Each roll includes 25 compostable bin bags
100% GMO free renewable plant based compostable bags
Palm oil free
Superior puncture and tear resistance
30L measures 57cm long x 51cm wide/22in long x 20in wide
100% Certified Compostable to Australian, US, European and Japanese standards
Deemed “worm safe” with no micro-plastics residue left behind
Please note:While we strongly encourage going without any form of bin liner (including those made from newspaper), we have had many requests for a better bin liner solution than what is currently widely available on the market, and understand there are those who have a need for a more sustainable bin liner.
A note on Onya's packaging: Onya's commitment to sustainability extends to Onya's packaging which is made from post-consumer recycled material and printed with water based inks so it is suitable for both recycling or composting. We ship low waste and plastic free, reusing boxes and packing materials where we can or FSC certified shipping envelopes that are 100% recyclable.