When it comes to disposable bin liners, there can be a lot of mis-information out there. And as this sector is rapidly developing, it can be hard to know what to look for in a bin liner.
While the ideal preference would be to compost wet waste and eliminate the need for bin liners, for some, it may not be an option. So if you need to use a bin liner, what better option than a plant based 100% certified compostable bin liner? A great responsible alternative to single use plastic bin liners.
ONYA have completed extensive research to produce a product that they believe meets the highest standards of environmental responsibility. One that is the highest quality available on the market at this time.
What makes ONYA Compostable Bin Liners so good?
They are made from 100% GMO free renewable plants and are free from any plastic additives. This means no Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene & PVC.
Unlike some other bags on the market, these bags are CERTIFIED compostable to Australian, European, USA & Japanese standards. This means they have been independently assessed to break down to virtually undetectable levels in the soil. These bags are deemed “worm safe” with no micro plastic residues left behind.
Industrial composting facilities operate hot composts of between 50c-60c, so these bags will break down within around 12 weeks. In general waste facilities, it can take 6-12 months or more due to the lack of necessary microbes found in these facilities.
Although at this stage the ONYA bags aren’t certified “home compostable” you can still you them in your home, but just like a general waste facility, will simply take longer to break down if not hot composted.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR USE:
ONYA bin liners are compostable, unlike traditional single use plastic bin liners. It is recommended that you are using the bags ideally within 3-6 months of purchase and keeping them in a cool dark space. This prevents the possibility of them beginning to break down.
What makes compostable bags so different?
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 of course is a good thing! However, this may mean that if placing wet waste in your bin liners, you may need to empty your bin more frequently. This is because the moisture can potentially start the composting process which could lead to spills or splitting of the bag when emptying your bin.
If possible, wrapping your wet waste in old newspaper first may help increase the life of your bag by preventing moisture from building up.
Although bin liners have a litre capacity mentioned, this does not necessarily match the exact litre size of your bin. Due to the gusseted bottom in the bag, the bags lose a little height when in the bin, so we recommend the following:
8L/2.1 Gallon Liner – 5-6 Litre/1.5 Gallon capacity bins
Measures 35.5cm long x 41cm wide/14in long x 16in wide
30L/7.9 Gallon Liner – 15-20 Litre/4-5 Gallon capacity bins
Measures 57cm long x 51cm wide/22in long x 20in wide
- Each roll includes 25 compostable bin liners
- 100% GMO free renewable plant based compostable bags
- Palm oil free
- Superior puncture and tear resistance
- 100% Certified Compostable to Australian, US, European and Japanese standards
- Deemed “worm safe” with no micro-plastics residue left behind
- Free from sulphates, petrochemicals, and parabens
ONYA has a commitment to sustainability that also extends to their packaging made from post-consumer recycled material. The packaging is printed with water based inks and suitable for both recycling or composting!
Companies like Onya are serious about reusables and recycling. They are aware that the planet cannot sustain this kind of pollution and survive in the long term. Strong action needs to be taken to cut back the damage that is being inflicted.