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

Why should emblems shift to eco-friendly packaging?

Brands are adopting eco-friendly packaging that would have less of an impact on the ecosystem. Other than being harmless to our normal surroundings, there are several benefits when opting for this type of packaging. One necessary benefit of switching to an environmentally friendly packaging is that it will have an impact on your targeted clients. The eco-friendly topic has become a normal buzz among the audience, so increasing the requirements for personalised paper bags, brown paper bags, printed paper bags and other green packagings in the market.

2. Use a kitchen caddy and compostable bags

For more information about how to use your kitchen caddy and compostable bags download our fact sheet:

9" x 12" Biodegradable Plastic Bags

These bags are the perfect size to put info about your company or organisation into. I like the fact that they are biodegradable. It was a necessary feature for me. Fran, AZ,  9" x 12" Biodegradable Plastic Bags

Yeast Breaks Down Biodegradable Plastic: Research

Biodegradable plastics are manufactured from complex sugars like poly-butylene succinate that currently three microbes are known to degrade into carbon dioxide and water.

Biodegradable Packaging Market to Make Great Impact

Biodegradable packaging provides normal and easily degradable protection when used mainly for the presentation and packaging of the products from the moment the production process starts until the product is administered or consumed. Biodegradable packaging significantly differs from the normal non-biodegradable packaging.

I am SOOO impressed with my boxes! Easy peasy to order and collect. The manufacture is delicious and high quality. I LOVE that it is also low waste and uses minimal packaging/biodegradable bags.

Environmentally Friendly Bioplastics Created From Olive Seeds

Young entrepreneurs in Istanbul have come up with a method to turn olive seeds into environmentally friendly bioplastics.

This year, products will include a Lemonade Mix Canister (£5.99), Bake Shop Dessert Lemon Bars (£4.69), the WowWe Pop 2 Play Lemonade Stand (£34.99), and Lemonade Eco-Friendly Bags (£0.99) that were designed by ALSF child artists.

We specialise in the manufacture of PE, PPE, PP, PPU, PO, OPP, CPE bags, environmental bags, bubble bags, non-woven bags, laminated bags, co-ex bags, PVC & PP shrinking bags, pearl film bags, non-static bags, printed hand-transport bags, wrapping film, PP sheet materials and all kinds of packaging plastic materials. Orders can be manufactured in Hong Kong and delivery to United Kingdom. With our possess plant, clients' designs are welcomed.

Ruinart champagne announces new eco-friendly packaging

The new eco-friendly packaging will be unveiled in June 2020 and gradually rolled out across western Europe later in the year.


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!