A clear, certified home compostable mailing film has been created in Adelaide by local manufacturer BioBag World Australia for Direct Mail Centre of Australia as an alternative to single-use plastic that breaks down into microplastics.
BioBag World Australia Director Scott Morton said the Compostable Wrap is an opportunity for a better environmental outcome because it can be returned to the earth as organic matter and is certified to leave no microplastics behind, even in a home compost bin.
“When exposed to microorganisms and oxygen, Compostable Wrap can be gone in a matter of weeks. It’s important to read the small print and check for certifications to the Australian Standard AS4736-2006 for industrial compostable and AS5810-2010 for home compostable,” Mr Morton said.
Direct Mail Centre of Australia Director Chris Lawson came to BioBag for the Compostable Wrap solution because he was looking for a plastic alternative for mailing film. “We worked with BioBag to create a home compostable wrap that completely eliminates plastic because it is 100 percent compostable,” Mr Lawson said.
“When you think about the millions of magazine wraps that break down into microplastics, we have the ability to change that right now.