Q1Are BIOSAK bags Compostable?
Yes, BIOSAK bags will completely compost quickly and safely. They have been awarded the "Compostable Logo" by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). BIOSAK bags meet ASTM D6400 specifications for Compostable Plastics.
Q2Where are BIOSAK Bags manufactured?
BIOSAK bags are manufactured by W. Ralston (Canada) Inc. Brampton, Ontario, CANADA.
Q3What is a BIOSAK Bag made from?
BIOSAK bags are manufactured using Mater-Bi® resins, the first family of bioplastics that use vegetable components, such as corn starch, that have been modified (or complexed) with biodegradable polyesters.
Q4Is BIOSAK used anywhere else in the world?
Yes, Novamont's Mater-bi resins have been used in Europe under different brand names for over ten years. There are over 3,000 European communities using bags manufactured with the same technology as BIOSAK.
Q5What is the shelf life of BIOSAK Bags?
The life depends on storage conditions, but in general BIOSAK bags maintain useful properties for a couple of years under room temperature/humidity conditions.
Q6Is BIOSAK available in colours?
Yes, BIOSAK bags can be manufactured in a complete range of colours, minimum quantities are required.
Q7Are BIOSAK bags printable?
Yes, we print BIOSAK with a special process that is non-toxic.
Q8Does rain dissolve the BIOSAK bag?
Q9Is the BIOSAK bag waterproof?
Q10Does sunlight break down the BIOSAK bag?
No, there will be some reduction of mechanical properties due to UV exposure.
Q11How many days after use will the bag break start to down at home?
Leaf & Yard Bags - Will still carry the full load up to 30 lbs. after 15 days, including grass stored on grass which is the most aggressive biodegradation environment.
Kitchen bags - After one to two weeks the bag will start to weaken