Biodegradable & Compostable Bio Bag

Biodegradable & Compostable Bio Bag | Straws.my

Why choose us?

  • SIRIM ECO 001:2018 Certified
  • MyHijau Certified
  • Made of organic corn starch
  • 100% Biodegradable & Compostable
  • Satisfied Malaysia government required standard
  • Non-toxic
  • Odourless & powder-less

Sizes Available

  • E10: 9″ x 11″ (23cm x 28cm)
  • E20: 12″ x 12″ (30cm x 30cm)
  • E26: 12″ x 16″ (30cm x 40cm)
  • E30: 15″ x 15″ (38cm x 38cm)
  • E40: 17″ x 19″ (13cm x 48cm)
  • E45: 18″ x 22″ (46cm x 56cm)
  • E65: 22″ x 24″ (56cm x 61cm)
  • E75: 24″ x 30″ (61cm x 76cm)
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DBKL Regulation on Plastic Bags Ban

The ban of polystyrene product and plastic bags in the DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur/Kuala Lumpur City Hall) was enforced since 1 September 2017. These product must be replaced with biodegradable products.

In a notice issued by DBKL in January 2020, it was clearly stated that all biodegradable and compostable products must be certified with the SIRIM ECO-001:2018 or SIRIM ECO-009:2016 certification issued by SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia.

Strict enforcement of the regulation has started since 1 January 2020. Under the act, businesses that fail to adhere to the regulations are punishable by law which includes monetary fine and could have their business license revoked.

Source: DBKL official website

DBKL memo on Biodegradable & Compostable Product

Customization

Tired of seeing the generic bio bag? You can now customize the biodegradable & compostable bag with your logo to make your brand stand out.

Printing your logo on the biodegradable bag can:

  • Build your brand identity
  • Promote your brand or company
  • Be different!

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Plastic Pollution to the Natural Environment

We all want to do our part to help the environment, but it can be hard to know what else you can do to help the planet. One of the easiest ways to start helping to conserve the planet is by making sure that the products you buy aren’t harming the environment and cause further pollution to the natural environments. This includes reducing the use of single-use plastics, such as the standard plastic bags from the shopping complexes or night markets, the plastic food container from the coffee shops etc.

If you’ve heard the terms “biodegradable” and “compostable,” but aren’t quite sure what they mean, you’re not alone! The general public is still having confusion about these terms.

What is Biodegradable & Compostable?

Biodegradable products are made of biodegradable materials that can decompose naturally when exposed to microorganisms (eg. bacteria) in the environment. Some products break down quickly while others take a much longer period of time to completely decompose. Some examples of biodegradable materials are paper, corn starch, vegetable oils, and animal fats.

Some biodegradable products do not completely break down and may leave behind harmful chemicals. Example of such product is Oxo-degradable bags that are made of Oxo-degradable plastics.

Compostable products are products made of compostable material. Composting is the process of breaking down organic waste – such as vegetable scraps, paper, and dead leaves – into a dark, crumbly, nutrient-rich material called compost. Compost is used to enrich the soil in your garden, or wherever you grow your favorite plants. Composting is an important part of reducing the amount of organic trash that ends up in landfill.

Generally speaking, all compostable products are biodegradable. However, not all biodegradable products are compostable.

Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Compostable Plastic Bags?

Is there such thing as biodegradable plastics or biodegradable plastic bags? The short answer is yes.

Plastics are synthetic polymers that can take hundreds of years to break down, if they break down at all. Therefore, Plastic bag manufacturers added certain chemical additive into the conventional plastic materials so that these plastic products can break down into smaller plastic particle fragments – micro plastics. This material is the Oxo-degradable plastics are used to produce Oxo-degradable bags (or some would call it Oxo-biodegradable bags).

On the other hand, there isn’t anything such as compostable plastics. Plastic and micro plastic particles can never be able to compost into nutrient-rich material for the plants. That is why there is never compostable plastic bags. These micro plastic particles could enter your body either from the air that you breath in or from the food that you consume.

Advantages of Biodegradable & Compostable Bag

Plastic bags are bad for the environment. Not only do they take ages to break down and create more waste, they also make their way into the food chain, posing a threat to both animals and people. Biodegradable and compostable bags are a good solution to this problem. They decompose completely in a matter of weeks, meaning that they won’t hang around for years to come.

They are made from organic vegetable matter like corn or potato starch, so they are completely safe to use around food and you don’t have to worry about your food being contaminated.

Disadvantages of Biodegradable & Compostable Bag

The storage of biodegradable & compostable bag is a major disadvantage. Due to its characteristics, these bags have a relatively short shelf life of 6 months before it starts to degrade and decompose. This shelf life duration may further decrease if the consumers didn’t pay attention to the storing conditions.

The higher price is another disadvantage of these bags. Since these bags are still being used in a lower scale, manufacturers have to price them higher to compensate the lower production volume.

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About Straws.my

Straws.my is an initiative started by Grip Bond (M) Sdn Bhd, a company incorporated in Malaysia. The aim of this initiative is to encourage Malaysians and Malaysia businesses to adopt better practices for protecting our natural environment by switching our daily single-use, disposable consumer item from plastic products to green products (plant-based products). The ultimate objective is to reduce plastic consumption and plastic waste.

We started the initiative in 2019 by supplying environmental friendly, 100% biodegradable and high-quality paper straws to Malaysia businesses to reduce the usage of single-use plastic straws which is often being ignored by the public. From there, we have expanded our product range to include 100% biodegradable & compostable plant based bio bag, food container, lunch box, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and etc.

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