Biodegradable products

Polybags Ltd. now manufacture and stock a wide range of eco-friendly green packaging and biodegradable products to suit your needs and help towards a better environment (both PolyBio and Biodegradable). These include kitchen waste and refuse bags, bin liners, carrier bags and standard bags developed in Polybags laboratories in conjunction with the Polymer Research Department at the London Metropolitan University.

Why environmental bags has become a popular search term

Eco-Friendly Packaging in Your Business

The time when eco-friendly packaging views were small and the see and feel they had left a lot to be desired is long behind us. Today, these packages have become more versatile than ever before, offering a assortment of solutions manufactured to fit any product and target audience. This method, packaging for your product will not only be environmentally friendly and cost-effective, nevertheless it can also enable you to fast your creativity according to your emblem image and your target audience's preferences.

With World Environment Day 2018 focused on beating plastic pollution, we asked our Waste Sectour Directour, Chris Purchas, what the proper offer is around compostable bags.

Compostable bags or other products make a bit more sense where there is an easy method to capture the material after use, and a uniform processing option on offer. A superb example is utilising compostable plates and utensils at festivals with dedicated assortment bins, nevertheless only where there is an agreement with a commercial composter who is pleased to process the material. An substitute in this context is reusable materials, Polybags

Global Biodegradable Plastic Bags Market Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019 2026

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Biodegradable Plastic Bags in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering

12.2 Biodegradable Plastic Mulches Market Forecast by Regions our telephone

Food Biodegradable Packaging Market Volume Analysis by 2025

The report elucidates the Food Biodegradable Packaging market in terms of the product landscape, split into Medical Service and Medicine Marketing.

Our Biodegradable Bags

Our bags are manufactured with cassava, a root vegetable grown throughout Southeast Asia. The cassava reduces plastic usage and enables our bags to biodegrade in below five years, whether it is in water, soil, or even buried in waste. But only because they biodegrade does not mean they are weaker. Filled with hot soup or manufacture from the market, our biodegradable bags are as robust as normal plastic bags. 

If you'd like to learn more about bioplastics and PHA in specific then download our whitepaper: PHA: plastic the method nature intended.

Custom Promotional Eco-Friendly Bags | Polybags

COUPON (12 days ago) Eco-friendly bags, reusable shopping bags or bags-for-life are ever popular as promotional products. Used as alternatives to single-use paper or plastic bags, and optimal for marketing and promoting campaigns. Made from materials like normal cotton, canvas, jute and non-woven synthetic fibres.

View Environmental Bags

These Environmental bags are on offer with an adjustable side gusset having size spectrum of 35 (height) x 30 (width) x 12 (gusset)in cms. Having a capacity to transport few pair of jeans, these bags are on offer with normal transport handles or above the shoulder handles. They can be manufactured in Polybags

How to transition to eco-friendly packaging?

Thanks to the shopping friendly modern world, packaging waste is increasing exponentially all day. Although countries from all worldwide are doing their optimal to recycle all they can, it’s not ever enough. Most part of them would still stop up in landfills. And as these packaging materials consist mainly of non-decomposable stuff like plastic, they would stay there in reality forever. Apart from educating the consumers about what they can recycle , we make sure that even if they stop up throwing the packaging, it doesn’t hurt. We should favour normal and decomposable Polybags


Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is also important to make the distinction between degradable vs. biodegradable vs. compostable as often these terms are used interchangeably.

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue", and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.

Recycling is also important for the environmental and for that we also have a recycled bags page with interesting information.

Degradable Plastic

Degradable plastic includes all classes of degradable plastic including the biodegradable and compostable. However, plastic that is not biodegradable or compostable usually use the label Degradable plastic. Most of the products using the label Degradable plastic, degrade as result of physical and chemical impact. Biological activity is not a significant part of the degradation of these products, or the process is too slow to earn the classification Biodegradable or Compostable.

Types of Degradable Plastic


Some degradable plastic products are based on starch derived from maize. These materials predominantly require an active microbial environment such as landfill or composting before they will degrade some will totally degrade in such an environment but others will only perforate, and the plastic component will not degrade. The remaining plastic particles can e harmful to soil, birds and other wildlife. Whilst using renewable ingredients may seem attractive in principle, they do not offer the best way forward.


Another type of degradable plastic uses aliphatic polyesters, which are relatively expensive. In the same manner as starch, they rely on microbial activity in compost or landfills before they will degrade.


These will degrade when exposed to sunlight, but will not degrade in a landfill, a sewer, or other dark environment.


The products above degrade by a process of HYDRO-degradation, but the most useful and economic of the new technologies produces plastic, which degrades by a process of OXOdegradation. This technology is based on a small amount of pro-degradant additive (typically 3%) being introduced into the conventional manufacturing process, thereby changing the behavior of the plastic. This does not rely on microbes for the degradation of the plastic, which starts immediately after manufacture and will accelerate when exposed to heat, light or stress. This process is irrevocable and continues until the material has reduced to nothing more than CO2 and water. It does not therefore leave fragments of petro-polymers in the soil.

Biodegradable or Biodegradeable?

It is very common to misspell biodegradable as biodegradeable (please take note yourself as some of our domains are actually misspelt!) and the same happens with degradable as degradeable. In fact when written down the word biodegradable often looks like an incorrect spelling and has been known to be corrected to biodegradeable by some overzealous and missinformed editors. So, now you know if someone tells you otherwise stick out your guns!