What makes our Compostable Bin Liners so good?
Through Onya’s contacts in the industry and thorough research, we believe that Onya bin liners meet the highest standards of environmental responsibility available on the market at this time. Onya’s research of course is ongoing and as new information comes to light on this subject, you can be assured that we will always aim to offer our customers the most sustainable choice we can.
Unlike some other bags on the market, these bags are CERTIFIED compostable to Australian, European, USA & Japanese standards, which means they have been independently assessed to break down to virtually undetectable levels in the soil and are deemed “worm safe” with no micro plastic residues left behind.
The compostable bin liners are available in 4 sizes (8L, 30L, 36L and 60L) and are made from 100% GMO free renewable plants and are free from any plastic additives such as Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene & PVC.
These compostable bin liners are certified compostable in industrial composting facilities. As industrial composting facilities operate hot composts of between 50°-60° Celsius, these bags will break down within around 12 weeks. The bags will of course break down over a longer period of time in general waste facilities (landfills), however due to the lack of necessary microbes found in these facilities it can take 6-12 months or more for the bags to break down to their natural cellulose beginnings.
Although at this stage the bags aren’t certified “home compostable” they can still be used in this environment, but like a general waste facility will simply take longer to break down if not hot composted.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR USE: As these bag liners are compostable, unlike traditional single use plastic bin liners, it is important they are used ideally within 3-6 months of purchase and kept in a cool dark space, otherwise they may start to break down.
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 is a good thing, however, this may mean that if placing wet waste in your bin liners you need to empty your bin more frequently as if moisture is added, the composting process may begin and could lead to spills or splitting when emptying your bin on a weekly basis.
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
30L/7.9 Gallon Liner – 15-20 Litre/4-5 Gallon capacity bins
36L/9.5 Gallon Liner – 25- 30 Litre/6-7 Gallon capacity bins
60L/15.8 Gallon Liner – 45-55 Litre/11-14 Gallon capacity bins
Bin shapes can vary, but the bags do fit most bin types if matched to bin sizing mentioned above.
- Each roll includes 25 compostable bin liners
- 100% GMO free renewable plant based compostable bags
- Palm oil free
- Superior puncture and tear resistance
- Available in 4 sizes (8L 30L 36L and 60L)
- 8L measures 35.5cm long x 41cm wide/14in long x 16in wide
- 30L measures 57cm long x 51cm wide/22in long x 20in wide
- 36L measures 65cm long x 56cm wide/25.5in long x 22in wide
- 60L measures 80cm long x 65cm wide/31in long x 25.5in wide
- 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
Please note: While we strongly encourage going without any form of bin liner (including those made from newspaper), there have been many requests for a better bin liner solution than what is currently widely available on the market, and understand there are those who have a need for a more sustainable bin liner.
A note on packaging: The manufacturer’s commitment to sustainability extends to packaging which is made from post-consumer recycled material and printed with water based inks so it is suitable for both recycling or composting!
Onya is proud to be a B Corporation. Their products are responsibly made in China and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life cycle.