Biodegradable products

Polybags Ltd. now manufacture and stock a wide range of eco-friendly green packaging and biodegradable products to suit your needs and help towards a better environment (both PolyBio and Biodegradable). These include kitchen waste and refuse bags, bin liners, carrier bags and standard bags developed in Polybags laboratories in conjunction with the Polymer Research Department at the London Metropolitan University.

Why environmental bags has become a popular search term

Global Food Biodegradable Packaging Market Research Report 2018

Chapter Four our telephone Asia Food Biodegradable Packaging Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast 4.1 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Capacity Production Overview 4.2 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Production Market Share Analysis 4.3 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Demand Overview 4.4 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Supply Demand and Shortage 4.5 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Import Export Consumption 4.6 our telephone Food Biodegradable Packaging Cost Price Production Value Gross Margin

Biodegradable bags for biological wastes 350x420. Code: SNBIO350

Biodegradable bags for biological wastes. Biodegradable bags for biological wastes 850x1100. Code: SNBIO850

Tetra Pak makes pioneering foray into bioplastics

Unlike a few bioplastics, which are also biodegradable, the polymers aren't degradable or compostable. They will behave only like any other plastic. Tetra Pak says this means its clients will not have to invest in new packaging equipment.

If you're friends with someone who is obsessive about being green, then you know that plastic bags are a big no. Packing lunch can be tricky when you're trying to avoid things like plastic and tinfoil, nevertheless not if you have these eco-friendly bags at home. These sandwich bags are non-toxic, phthalate-free, lead-free and BPA-free. They're manufactured from cotton material and food-safe polyester that can be easily cleaned either by hand or in the dishwasher. This pack contains four sandwich bags of alternative sizes.

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Custom emblem these non-woven bags (small quantity) or one of our optimal-selling promotional bags » environmental bags with your company emblem!

14 Most Eco-Friendly Packaging Materials in the World

Glass is a time-tested eco-friendly packaging material though is rarely used due to its fragility. Where the use of glass in packaging has increased and remained robust is in the cosmetics, perfume, and elegance industry. Glass has superiority in other products in this type and communicates luxury, elegance, and prestige.

4.1.1 Global Compostable Bags Consumption by Regions

The City of Fremantle's local law which prohibits retailers from providing clients with singleuse nonbiodegradable plastic bags will come into effect from 21 August 2013 .

Europe Biodegradable Plastic Market to 2027 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts by Type (PLA, PHA, Starch Blends, PBS, PBAT, and Others), End User (Packaging and Bags, Agriculture & Horticulture, Consumer Goods, and Others), and Countries

Table 5.             United Kingdom Biodegradable Plastic Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2027 – By End User (US$ Mn)

Biodegradable Packaging Capabilities +

ISO 9001:2008 certified custom manufacturer of biodegradable packaging. Available in molded fiber, biodegradable plastics & pressed paper. Biodegradable packaging products are FSC & FSI certified. Capabilities include designing, branding, assembly, printing, fulfillment, warehousing & shipping. JIT distribution on offer.


Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is also important to make the distinction between degradable vs. biodegradable vs. compostable as often these terms are used interchangeably.

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue", and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.

Recycling is also important for the environmental and for that we also have a recycled bags page with interesting information.

Degradable Plastic

Degradable plastic includes all classes of degradable plastic including the biodegradable and compostable. However, plastic that is not biodegradable or compostable usually use the label Degradable plastic. Most of the products using the label Degradable plastic, degrade as result of physical and chemical impact. Biological activity is not a significant part of the degradation of these products, or the process is too slow to earn the classification Biodegradable or Compostable.

Types of Degradable Plastic


Some degradable plastic products are based on starch derived from maize. These materials predominantly require an active microbial environment such as landfill or composting before they will degrade some will totally degrade in such an environment but others will only perforate, and the plastic component will not degrade. The remaining plastic particles can e harmful to soil, birds and other wildlife. Whilst using renewable ingredients may seem attractive in principle, they do not offer the best way forward.


Another type of degradable plastic uses aliphatic polyesters, which are relatively expensive. In the same manner as starch, they rely on microbial activity in compost or landfills before they will degrade.


These will degrade when exposed to sunlight, but will not degrade in a landfill, a sewer, or other dark environment.


The products above degrade by a process of HYDRO-degradation, but the most useful and economic of the new technologies produces plastic, which degrades by a process of OXOdegradation. This technology is based on a small amount of pro-degradant additive (typically 3%) being introduced into the conventional manufacturing process, thereby changing the behavior of the plastic. This does not rely on microbes for the degradation of the plastic, which starts immediately after manufacture and will accelerate when exposed to heat, light or stress. This process is irrevocable and continues until the material has reduced to nothing more than CO2 and water. It does not therefore leave fragments of petro-polymers in the soil.

Biodegradable or Biodegradeable?

It is very common to misspell biodegradable as biodegradeable (please take note yourself as some of our domains are actually misspelt!) and the same happens with degradable as degradeable. In fact when written down the word biodegradable often looks like an incorrect spelling and has been known to be corrected to biodegradeable by some overzealous and missinformed editors. So, now you know if someone tells you otherwise stick out your guns!