The past couple of months have been so busy getting lots of orders out across Horsham and our neighbouring villages (thanks to everyone who has shopped with us!) that I had completely forgotten about my little experiment to see whether the 100% plant based, certified home compostable bags would break down in clay soil. Well they have - completely!
Back in November last year I buried a clump of about 10-15 of these plastic-free bags, to see what would happen when they were buried in the ground. I didn’t rip them up, I just buried them in scrunched up in a ball. Where I live, the ground is clay based so I really wasn’t sure what would happen. Today it is 6 months since I buried them and there is no sign of the bags at all. I’m not sure at what point they had completely decomposed, as the last photo I took was 3 months ago and they were falling apart then. This has made me so happy – looking back at all of the images of the mounds of plastic bags floating in the ocean and in landfill, some that are decades old, these bags are such a brilliant invention. I’ve been told by a customer that the bags disappear in a hot bin in less than a week and they are certified to disappear in a compost bin in 10-12 weeks. Before composting or burying, please cut off the food labels as these are not compostable. #zerowastebulkfoods #certifiedhomecompostablepackaging#compostablepackaging #biodegradeable #hotbin #compost #claysoil#freelocaldelivery #localdelivery #safedelivery #horsham #sussex#plasticfreejourney #zerowastejourney