The term biodegradable doesn’t mean anything because everything is biodegradable eventually. in Australia we allow companies to use the term ‘bio’ without proof. To be truly biodegradable, a bag must tick these boxes:
✅ It must leave no toxic residues or traces of plastic behind.
✅ It must be capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.
✅ It will break down into organic matter anywhere microorganisms are present, including on land and in the water.
Compostable bags break down into organic matter with no toxic residues just like food organic waste to become soil fertiliser and plant food. BioBag products comply with the Australian Standard AS4736 so consumers can be sure our bags will biodegrade in any environment where there is oxygen and microorganisms, including on land and in water.