I’m made from corn starch with a man-made binding agent added for flexibility. I am slightly milky in colour but am definitely see-through and bar codes can be read through me.
And the best bit … I can be composted at home*! Yip, when you’ve finished using me, just put me in with your food scraps and garden waste, and before you know it, worms will be eating me for breakfast. Better. Right.
Technically our comPOLY garment bags have a shelf life of 10 months, however this is only applicable when the bags are exposed to the elements, light, heat and moisture. If they are kept in boxes, in a warehouse for example, they will not start to degrade for at least a year. It is only when they are exposed to the elements that they will start to break down. When they do, they don’t leach anything onto their contents, they just lose their strength and become brittle.
Get a better understanding of my full lifecycle impact here.
*or in a Commercial Composting facility. Find a local composter here.