Compostable mailers- a quick guide TREND RIPPLE

Compost Ability

Hello lovely

In addition to our recent post related to some actions being taken on the sustainability front, I thought it would be great to have a short guide and clarification on how the compostable bags work.

  • These bags can be re-used

When you receive your HERO package, you should cut along the line on the flap and re-use it with the second adhesive (glue) strip. 

In case you receive a compostable bag from a different brand, you can always re-use them, you will only have to use your own adhesive strip to seal the bag.

  • I don't need it anymore, what do I do?

Once the mailer has been used up, the last person to receive it can cut it up and put it in their home-compost bin (note, these can't be placed in the recycling bin).

If you are like me, and have limited space, therefore no compost bins, there is a really cool website where you can find someone who has a compost bin near you.

Majority of suburbs also have a public/community garden where you will be able to find a green organics waste/compost bin.

  • Are the white strips also compostable?

No, the white strips are not compostable at this stage, and are considered a soft plastic.

The best method of disposal for these white strips is using a commercial soft plastics recycling company by searching here.

  • How long does it take to compost?

Once composted properly, the bags will start to break down and turn into amazing fertiliser for the garden. This takes about 90-120 days (3-4 months)

To compost them at home, it’s best to remove any labels, cut them up and place in your compost bin as “brown” materials. 

As most landfills are deprived of oxygen, all materials ending up in landfill do not degrade as intended, including our compostable products, so to ensure we take full advantage of its benefit, do your best to compost as per above.

  • Are these both home and commercially compostable?

Yes, HEROPACK shipping mailers are certified as both Home and Commercially Compostable which meet the Australian standards (AS5810 and AS4736) administered by the Australasian Bioplastics Australia (ABA). Their supply chain also complies with ISO 14001 standards, ensuring environmentally ethical sourcing and production.

COMPOSTABLE MAILERS- How to recycle/compost your hero packaging or your heaps good packaging mailers - TREND RIPPLE

For more info o these please check Hero Packaging and Heaps Good.

I hope this helps!


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