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.
The crisp film of the bag "holds the fold" so you can simply fold over, and clip with a clothes peg or sticker. 10 stickers are conveniently supplied in each pack of 10 bags.
Winner of the Real Simple Magazine’s Green Innovations Awards in April 2008.
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 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 is 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 a 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 film is certified as compostable by the European standard Din Certco (Reg No 7P0043, 7P0080, 7P0079)
Composting Logo is Internationally Recognised.
Waste management is part of our everyday life and Good for the Ground bags make this process feel less ‘wasteful’. Either put into your own compost heap, or even better encourage your local municipality to set up compost facility, thereby providing an alternative means of managing municipal solid waste.
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:
- Can be used in the freezer
- Water vapour permeability to keep bread and pastries crisp
- Can be heat sealed
- Extends the shelf life of fresh products by several days
- Resistant to oil, fat and alcohol
- ‘Breathability’ for keeping salads fresh
- Aroma barrier keeps taste in
- Dead-fold properties make it easy to seal
- Good twistability for wrapping sweets
Bread, vegetables, fruit, cheese, sweet wrappings, dried goods
Magazine covers, window envelopes, overhead films, document sleeves
Wrapping for flowers, soaps, candles, gift bags
12 out of 12 people would recommend this product01/04/2020, By WinnerHappy03/03/2020, By GoInnovative09/02/2020, By OrignalSolid15/01/2020, By SupportGood idea13/01/2020, By RudéAwesome product. Good to know that such alternatives are available in the SA market. I don't love that it is imported. Also a bit small, would love to see larger bags on offer.06/01/2020, By ElsjeThese aren't bad bags at all, I'm just disappointed that they are imported, not great for the carbon footprint... However, they make for a great alternative to plastic bags for picking up dog poop on walkies.31/05/2019, By Sheilait works well for freezing bread. Still going to test it fore freezing meat. Not sure if I will be able to get the air out of the packet11/05/2019, By JacquelineIt took a while to get used to the crispness of these bags, but now I wouldn't use anything else in my freezer. I open freeze meals in rectangular glass containers and once frozen transfer them into the bags. A full freezer and no plastic. I wish they did bigger packs than 10.18/12/2018, By MarlaineLove, love love this product! With so much terrifying news about the impact of single use plastics, i am always amazed that not everyone knows about these compostable bags that can be used in so many ways, including freezing.10/09/2018, By JanineThese were smaller than expected but could at least make cereal bags for each day of my mom's hike, too small for snack packs though.06/05/2018, By CassandraThey are a fantastic alternative to plastic bags. Be careful when freezing with them - double peg the lid.05/03/2018, By JellyAmazing product! I love using these for freezing veggies or bananas for my vegan banana-chocolate ice cream. Yum Yum! you can reuse these bags over and over and finally just throw them in your compost bin. Additionally, they are not wrapped in extra plastic. Zero-waste life is the only way to go!
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