Compostable Carrier Bags a true alternative to plastic
Compostable Vest Bags
Compostable Vest Bags made from potato starch.
Have you been searching for a plastic free carrier bag that can offer your business and customers a 100% home compostable alternative to the standard harmful options?
Oversolve are one of the very first companies in the UK to be fully TUV certified manufacturers of printed potato starch carriers.
We only use water based inks for our bags which makes them a truly eco-friendly product. Our potato starch bags are ideal for eco-friendly shops and consumers alike who are looking to stand out from the crowd.
Our fully customisable potato starch bags are made from 100% compostable material that breaks down to just leave just 3 elements, carbon dioxide, water and biomass in a little under under 3 months. We can provide our potato starch bags with a reinforced or punched out handle and bespoke gusset.
Potato starch bags only begin to compost when placed in the correct conditions such as your compost heap, used inside your waste food caddy or placed into the garden green bin. We are immensely proud to be at the very forefront of potato starch innovations and can now supply fully compostable e-commerce mailer bags for all of your online retail needs.
Please contact our sales team for more information in regards to our compostable carrier and online mailer bags.
FAQ’s Compostable Carrier Bags
What is the product and how is it made?
The potato starch film is plasticiser and GM free material derived from potato starch, suitable for domestic and industrial composting.
How should dispose of it?
Put into your home compost bin, or food waste caddies and green waste for collection by local authorities.
How long does it take to compost?
Typically within 360 days for home composting or within 180 days for industrial composting.
How does the process work?
The composting process starts after contact with micro-organisms, when humidity level is up to 80% and temperatures over 25°C.
Are any contaminants left behind?
At least 90% of the material will convert into CO2, the remaining share is converted into water and biomass.
What happens if it is put into landfill?
The film is not intended for landfill, although it will degrade eventually depending on conditions.
Will it dissolve in water?
No. Although pure starch is soluble, once processed the film material is not.
Does the film contain allergens?
No the film does not contain any allergens and complies with the EU 2003/89 directive. Our allergens policy provides full details and is available on request.
How should the film be stored?
Store in normal dry warehousing conditions away from direct sunlight and above freezing temperatures.
What is the minimum gauge we can buy?
20mu is the minimum and we have OK Home Compostable Certiﬁcation for ﬁlms up to 60mu.
How does the film strength compare to standard LDPE?
It has similar strength characteristics as LDPE ﬁlms at similar gauges.
Can you print on compostable ﬁlm?
Yes the ﬁlm is suitable for print, it should be noted that ink coverages must be within speciﬁed parameters. Please contact us for clariﬁcation.
Is it suitable for food use?
Veriﬁed as suitable for use in food contact applications.
What markets are you currently supplying to?
Mailing applications, produce ﬁlms, toilet tissues and pet bedding. Trials are being carried out in other markets.
Do you have any Certifications?
TUV Ok Compost Home.
BRC Accreditation – Grade AA. (Copies are available upon request).
Are there any limitations we should consider?
The film remains the responsibility of Alfaplas to end of life. Any additional processes (e.g. bag conversion/lamination etc) must be disclosed and discussed.
Please see above for ink limitations on printed ﬁlm.
Taking your branded design and applying to to the bags f your choice.
We manufacture all types of bags at our factory location in Notttingham.
We pride ourselves in offering a fast turnaround and delivery of you chosen bags.