An exciting, new and unique home packaging option is now available: Good for the Ground’s biodegradable and certified compostable film bags for kitchen and home use. Ideal in the kitchen to pack fresh vegetables, sandwiches, meat, leftover cheese, or in the home to store buttons, first aid supplies, and any number of other items.
The Good for the Ground packaging is non-toxic and will not leach harmful chemicals into contents. Made from environmentally friendly material formed from starch, Good for the Ground bags are a sustainable solution to protect our resources and environment. Under controlled composting conditions they breakdown completely within 45 days, taking a little longer in landfill sites. Its unique property extends the life of fruit/vegetables and is ideal for freezing.
How are Good for the Ground Bags Made?
The Good for the Ground 30-micron bags are made from PLA (Polylactic Acid), a polymer derived from starch. This starch is derived from corn, sugar cane, straw, or wood, all annually renewable resources. Unlike conventional packaging film, Good for the Ground bags are not made from petroleum, a finite fossil. In fact, the whole production process reduces the use of fossil fuels. PLA film is derived from an annually renewable resource, plant material, which gets its energy from the sun and carbon dioxide, from the air. The film is produced in France and imported into South Africa where the bags are made. The sleeves, sleeve design, packing, and distribution are all done in South Africa so this is a 90% proudly South African product.
Good for the Ground and the Environment
PLA is fully compostable. In correctly managed composting conditions (at 58ºC) PLA turns into water, and carbon dioxide, in just 45 days. PLA degrades twice as fast as newspaper and three times as fast as regenerated cellulose film and wood. Conventional petroleum-based plastics do not decompose at all. While CO2 is emitted during breakdown this is partially offset by the CO2 removed by the growth of the starch ingredient used to make PLA.
Good for the Ground bags are physiologically harmless and non-toxic to humans and animals. The film is manufactured from materials that comply with the EC lists of approved ingredients, the US FDA food contact regulations, and the food contact regulations of most countries around the world where such regulations are in force.
Good for the ground is an attractive alternative:
Bread, vegetables, fruit, cheese, sweet wrappings, dried goods
Magazine covers, window envelopes, overhead films, document sleeves
Wrapping for flowers, soaps, candles, gift bags