Biodegradable materials are not necessarily compostable but all compostable materials are biodegradable. 

Biodegradable materials are not necessarily compostable but all compostable materials are biodegradable. 

Know the difference!

Degradable: The material is susceptible to chemical breakdown and will undergo deterioration and loss of properties when subjected to various environmental conditions (sunlight/air/water). It may fragment quickly  but will take decades to become biodegradable.

Biodegradable:  The material is capable of being broken down through the actions of microorganisms (fungi/algae/bacteria). The end product will not leave visible particles but may still contain microscopic particles and/or toxic residue.

OXO-biodegradable: The material is made from polymers (PE/PP/PS) containing metal salts to accelerate degradation in the presence of oxygen (sunlight and heat speed up the process). The material will convert to CO2 and leave behind microparticles that may undergo biodegradation in a second phase.

Compostable: The material undergoes a biological process in which microorganisms turns it into CO2, water and humus. For this process to be effective it needs heat, water and oxygen to support the microorganisms. The end product (compost) leaves no visible or distinguishable particles or toxic residue and is a great natural soil fertilizer.

What are eco-WRAP bags made of?

Our products are made from the fully compostable resin ecoflex. The material is derived from plant material (corn starch), vegetable oils and compostable polymers. ecoflex is certified compostable worldwide.

Why choose eco-WRAP?

  • Strong and flexible materials
  • Suited for contact with food, does not leach toxins like conventional plastic
  • Made in accordance with European home composting standards as well as the international standards for industrial composting
  • Can safely be thrown in your compost bin/pile at home

Why use corn starch products?

  • It is a versatile and easily modified material
  • Production, degradation or incineration produces no toxic chemicals
  • It is fully compostable and leaves no particles behind
  • Made from renewable resources
  • Virtually carbon-neutral since the resulting compost can help remove CO2 from the air