Due 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.
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), 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.
Every year, humans continue to produce and use plastic at an alarming rate; much faster than we can get rid of it. And, there is no end in sight. It kills our animals and plants and fills our air and soil with toxic chemicals. We are drowning in it. So how can we reduce needless plastic waste from continuing its harmful impact on our Earth? One answer is easy: choosing green bin liners prevents single use plastic bags from adding to the ever-growing mass.
Green Bin Liners Don’t Stick Around Like Plastic
The vast majority of households, stores, warehouses, and workplaces use bin liners. It’s known that plastic will remain on the Earth for up to 1000 years before it breaks down. And because only 1% of plastic bags are recycled, that means that 99% of all plastic bags that have ever been produced still exist in some form somewhere. Every time you fill another plastic liner with refuse, that bag will be here for decades, whereas green bin liners can decompose in a matter of weeks.
Green Bin Bags in the UK Are Sustainably Produced
Mass-producing plastic bags to meet the demand for bin liners requires a vast amount of industrial petrol-burning energy and toxic chemicals. Recycling plastic bags produces chemical byproducts which also must be safely disposed of. In contrast, Onya green bin bags are sustainably produced from 100% GMO-free plant-based renewable materials and contain no plastic. Composting them is a natural process that is safe enough to be done in a home composting bin.
Green Bin Liners Don’t Harm Wildlife
Hundreds of tonnes of plastic wash up on shores across the globe every year, contaminating natural ecosystems and killing massive amounts of marine wildlife. Plastic also litters our forests and lands, killing native land-based birds and wildlife by the thousands. For every green bin liner you use, that is one less plastic bag contributing to this irresponsible destruction.
Green Bin Bags Are As Convenient As Plastic Liners
Choosing a green bin liner doesn’t mean sacrificing sanitary conditions or clean kitchens and workspaces. Nor does it mean having to buy special rubbish bins or containers. Green bin bags can be as tough and puncture-resistant as their plastic counterparts and are available in a variety of standard bin sizes. Your rubbish bins won’t know the difference.
Green Bin Liners Help Your Garden
Although the most efficient method for degrading compostable bags is via an industrial composting facility, you can also use them to fertilise your home garden. Green bags can be filled with food scraps or other organic waste for home composting bins. To improve your soil further and reduce the composting time, you can also introduce worms to your compost. Certified Compostable liners won’t harm worms with any microplastic residue as they decompose.
Imagine the impact of changing to green bin bags in your home, even for a year. You could personally prevent hundreds of plastic bags from ending up in landfills, oceans, forests, and city streets, for the next few centuries! If you are looking to buy green bin bags in the UK and more environmentally conscious items for your home and kitchen then you have come to the right place. – Read Less