Green Bin Liners

Bin Liners

Varying Compostable Bag Bin SizesDue to overwhelming requests from our customers, we are pleased to be able to offer you our full range of certified compostable bin liners.

While our first preference is composting your wet waste if possible cutting out the need for bin liners at all, we understand that each household is different and opting for no bin liner may not work for you.

When it comes to disposable bin liners, there can be a lot of mis-information out there and as this sector is rapidly developing, it can be hard to know what to look for in a bin liner.

Through our contacts in the industry and our thorough research, we believe that our bin liners meet the highest standards of environmental responsibility available on the market at this time. Our 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.

What makes our Compostable Bin Liners so good?

Unlike some other bags on the market, our 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.

Our 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.

Our compostable bin liners are certified compostable in industrial composting facilities. As industrial composting facilities operate hot composts of between 50c-60c, our bags will break down within around 12 weeks. Our bags will of course break down over a longer period of time in general waste facilities, 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 our 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 our 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.

Sizing Guide:

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.

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 4 Reasons to Use Green Bin Liners

With more and more information available about the harm that is being done to our environment by humans, there is a movement toward using more eco-friendly and green products, recycling whenever possible, and reusing or repurposing items in creative ways. Even a simple choice like using green bin liners instead of single-use plastic bags can make a huge impact on preventing further human damage to the Earth. Here are five reasons to be using green bin liners:

1. They Vanish in Weeks, Not Centuries

Because plastic takes 500-2000 years to fully degrade, the plastic bin liners you are using today will still be lingering in landfills for generations upon generations. In fact, every bit of plastic that has ever been produced theoretically still exists in a landfill or ocean somewhere.

In stark contrast, completely compostable green bin bags will degrade in a matter of weeks, depending on the manner in which it is composted. Which seems more sustainable?

2. They Don’t Harm Wildlife (Not Even Worms)

Choosing to use green bin liners reduces our dependence on single-use disposable plastic bags that end up in local oceans and landfills, killing hundreds of thousands of native plants and animals every year. With wildlife already struggling to survive, it’s our duty to do whatever we can to assist in their recovery and long-term survival.

Green bin bags that are certified to national compostable standards are also considered “worm-safe.” Certified compostable means the bags essentially vanish without a trace and that there is no micro-plastic residue remaining in the soil after degradation.

3. They Are Renewable

Producing millions of single-use plastic bags each year requires massive amounts of chemical processing and energy, which results in toxic byproducts and chemicals that also must be disposed of. Because only 1% of plastic bags are actually recycled, these are about as far from being “renewable” as you can get. Green bin bags that are 100% plant-based and GMO-free are renewable, sustainable and cause no harm while being produced or disposed of.

4. They Are Safe and Organic

Unlike plastic bags, green bin liners are completely organic and free from toxic sulphates, chemicals, parabens, dyes, or plastic additives like Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polystyrene & PVC. They are safe for you and your family to use in your home and kitchen.

You don’t have to be a full-time environmental activist to do your part to protect our precious Earth. Choosing to use alternative green bin bags in place of harmful plastic ones is a simple, cheap, and easy thing to do. To make more of an impact with your everyday choices, Choose Onya for more Earth-friendly, and sustainable items.

Why is this targeted to Australian wildlife specifically?  Also the first sentence in the second paragraph is not quite right. It should read something like “In Australia green bin bags that are certified to Australian compostable standards are also considered “worm safe”

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Features

  • 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), we have had 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 our packaging: Our commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging which is made from post-consumer recycled material and printed with water based inks so it is suitable for both recycling or composting. We ship low waste and plastic free, reusing boxes and packing materials where we can or FSC certified shipping envelopes that are 100% recyclable.

Onya is proud to be a B Corporation. Our products are responsibly made in China and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life cycle.

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