Sustainability and Eco-friendly Products

We know that to many of you having a product that is eco-friendly and sustainable to our enviornment is important. It is important to us too! Which is why we are continually offering more and more sustainable products. Take a look at our most common "eco" questions.

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  • Are your products recyclable? Yes. Most all of our products are 100% recyclable. The main exception to the above statement related to anything that is laminated. A...
  • Are your stand-up pouches recyclable? All traditional stand-up pouches are not well-suited for recyclability. This is because most of them are a high-barrier, which is...
  • Do you have 100% sustainable packaging? We have a PLA product (polylactic acid), made from corn and/or sugar beets. It’s derived from plants. It is a fully compostable product....
  • How do you compost your Eco bags? Composting guidelines vary widely based on material specifications. Additionally, every state and municipality will have unique...
  • Under the right conditions, what is the compost rate of your eco bags? Our certified compostable bags biodegrade in 15 weeks at a properly set up commercial composting facility.
  • Do your eco bags follow the US standards for compostability? Yes. All our eco bags meet ASTM 6400 and EN 13432 standards. Please contact our customer service department if you would like a copy of...
  • Are your eco bags made in the US? Some of our eco bags are made in the US and some of them we bring in from overseas, but regardless of manufacturing location, they come...
  • How do your eco bags compare to regular poly bags? Our traditional poly bags are always going to be stronger than eco bags. Poly bags are going to have the best seal but eco bags can be...
  • What is NatureFlex material? NatureFlex™ films are based on cellulose derived from renewable wood pulp. It is from this material that the name cello (or cellulose)...
  • What is PLA material? PLA stands for polylactic acid. It is a product that’s derived from a plant. Usually, the plant is corn but it could be sugar or sugar...
  • What is oxybio? Oxybio is an additive that is added to a poly material to help break down the poly material over a shorter amount of time. There are...
  • What is the shelf life of Eco Clear Bags? ClearBags recommends a shelf life of 6 months or less for Eco Clear Bags, however, when maintained at normal temperature and humidity...
  • What is ALOX? ALOX (Aluminium Oxide) coating is a clear barrier coating and when applied to flexible plastic film can achieve high oxygen and moisture...
  • Can you do custom printing on Eco Products? Yes, we can! We provide custom printing for bioplastic and sustainable materials including PLA, cellulose, and paper. Need a specific...