FAQs

  • What are Ecotasticpack mailers made from?

They are made of corn starch i.e. from unconsumable corn; Polyactide (PLA) derived from corn starch and other plan wastes; and Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate (PBAT) which is the essence of its compostable feature.

 

  • How should Ecotasticpack mailers be composed?

Not the entire mailer bag is compostable. Please remove the adhesive white strips or any of the sticky shipping labels before putting them in your home compost bin/worm farm. If you are keen to jump into the home compost bandwagon but not sure how to start, you can simply purchase a compost bin from your trusty local Bunnings. Their website provides ample and clear instructions to create one as well. You can find them in the links below –

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/composting/how-to-make-your-own-compost

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/composting/how-to-make-a-worm-farm

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/composting/how-to-use-a-bokashi-bin

 

Alternatively, if you do not have one, you can find your nearest local Australian companies that are actively composting through this composter directory at http://www.aora.org.au/find-a-composter ; or community farms or neighbours who are hosting their composts at The Compost Collective - http://sharewaste.org.nz (does not limit to NZ, heaps of Australian communities!).

 

  • What happens if Ecotasticpack mailers are not composted and end up being thrown in general waste/landfill?

It is best to compost our mailer bags. Please check with your local councils if your organic or green bins accept compostable materials. However, if they do end up in general waste bins, optimistically, prior to being directed to landfill, they can be sorted and averted from the bin with our Seedling and Home Compostable logos at the back of our mailer bags. We are aware that, unfortunately, some of our products may be inadvertently disposed in general waste and end up in landfill, and if they do, our bags will still decompose, but in a shorter timeframe (possibly 2-3 years), as opposed to your regular plastic, which takes 200x longer.

 

A disclaimer that Ecotasticpack mailer bags are akin to organic / food wastes, in which if buried in landfill, undergoes anaerobic decomposition (due to oxygen deprivation) and produces methane. Hence, our bags should rightfully be composted at home or industrially to unleash its sustainable impact.

 

So, if you’ve received a package packed in an Ecotasticpack mailer bag, and have been directed to this webpage, come jump aboard with us onto the composting bandwagon!

 

  • Are Ecotasticpack mailers as sturdy and opaque as conventional Auspost plastic mailers? What is their longevity and what conditions should they be stored in?

We did a test on our bags and they are as durable as your normal Auspost bags. They are stretchy to resist tears, waterproof and extremely opaque with a matte finish so as to retain package privacy.

 

Ecotasticpack mailers should be stored in a cool, dry and no direct sunlight area, and they should be in great condition up to 10-12 months.