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Plant-Based Replacements for Plastic – Compostable Bags & More

Because We Care provides businesses with sustainable, future-focused bio-plastic solutions.

We are a market leader in compostable bags and personal protective equipment and develop environmentally conscious packaging that meets Australian and international standards. Our range uses the best high-quality plant-based materials and renewable resources and gives businesses viable replacements for everyday plastic.

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Why Your Business Should Make the Switch

Global businesses rely heavily on plastic packaging and single-use items to keep things clean and protected. Any plastic used to contain, cover, or carry customer orders will eventually be disposed of in a landfill and remain there for hundreds of years.

The only way to reverse the damage caused by non-compostable plastics is to switch to completely compostable alternatives, such as eco-friendly shopping bags. Because We Care supplies compostable bags in Australia and worldwide that minimise harm to the environment.

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Be a Leader in Sustainability

Become a frontrunner for positive environmental change in your industry by swapping plastic items for an environmentally sustainable substitute. Our degradable plastic bags and other products are customisable and available in made-to-order quantities, enabling an easy transition away from traditional plastics. Fully certified, approved and tested, our versatile range helps corporations reduce plastic consumption and minimise their carbon footprint.

Incorporating eco plastic bags, eco bin liners and other earth-certified products into your business is a small change you can make that will have a huge impact on the earth.

Sustainable Products

✓ Corn and tapioca-based
✓ High-quality and durable
✓ Internationally certified
✓ Made to order
✓ Industrially compostable within 90 days
✓ Ships worldwide

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Internationally Certified Range

Environmentally minded from start to finish, Because We Care maintains a zero-waste mentality throughout the production process. Our range meets stringent heavy metal requirements of compostable standards, and our product materials are verified regularly by the Australian Government National Measurement Institute.

Awarded the highest possible bio-grading for the percentage of renewable raw materials used in products, Because We Care’s non-woven material is rated as four stars and maintains an exemplary OK biobased certification.

The first company in the world to meet the Australian Standard AS4736-2006 for compostability, Because We Care products are also approved to display the Australasian Seedling Logo as a certification from the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), making them a trusted choice for biodegradable bags in Australia.

In addition to the wide variety of affordable eco-products made to order, including compostable nappy bags, bin liners and shopping bags, our innovative resins are available to businesses who wish to use them in their products.

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Frequently Asked Questions | Because We Care

What is compostable plastic?

Compostable plastic is made from high-quality plant-based matter, which is capable of breaking down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass when placed in a controlled composting environment. This decomposition process does not leave any toxic residue behind.

What are bioplastics?

Bioplastic is a term used to describe a material that is biodegradable. It is made from renewable sources, such as high-quality plant-based starch, cellulose, or sugarcane. Bioplastics are used to manufacture products designed for short-term use to minimise the amount of plastic waste going to landfill.

Will compostable plastic really break down completely?

Yes, all fully certified compostable materials will break down when placed in a suitable composting facility. Microorganisms will break the plastic down into water, carbon dioxide, biomass and inorganic compounds without leaving any toxic residue.

How can I safely dispose of compostable plastic?

Anyone who has a composting bin at home can put their Because We Care degradable plastic bags in there. Alternatively, our eco plastic bags can be sent to an industrial composting and organics recycling facility. You can also call your local council to confirm if their waste collection services will collect organic items.

Can I recycle compostable bags?

No, compostable bags should not be disposed of with your recycling, as organic waste can contaminate recyclable items. Mixing the two also adds an extra step for the recycling plant to separate them, and they will most likely not go to a suitable composting facility.

How long does it take compostable plastic bags to decompose?

This will depend on the makeup of the material and the composting facility it’s sent to. On average, it takes between 90 to 180 days for all Because We Care degradable plastic bags to completely decompose.

What are compostable bags made from?

Degradable plastic bags, such as eco bin liners, doggy bags, check-out bags and more, are made of renewable, high-quality plant-based materials and corn starch.

What is the AS4736 standard for biodegradable plastic?

This standard pertains to the assessment criteria for plastic materials that are designed to be biodegraded at composting facilities as per all relevant Australian Standards.

How can I claim my product meets AS4736 standard?

The best way to mark your products as fully certified compostable and biodegradable in Australia and New Zealand is with the seedling logo. Companies can acquire this certification by having their products put through the rigorous tests established by AS4736 and conducted by independent laboratories.

What are the benefits of using the seedling logo?

Having the seedling logo displayed on a product verifies that it complies with AS4736-2006 and ensures waste disposal units will dispose of it correctly.