Frequently Asked Questions

What are our bags made from?

The Compostable Bags for sale on this website are made from Polylactic Acid (PLA).  For more information on PLA please see the next FAQ.

What is PLA?

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a plant-based material created using purely natural and renewable sources, primarily fermented plant starch derived from corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp


This eco-friendly product will fully degrade into CO2, water and biomass, and is also industrial compostable, meaning it composts under controlled conditions (T>58°C, rh>90%, presence of micro-organism).


Our PLA Bags are suitable for both food and non-food goods, and offer the same advantages as the traditional plastic bag in terms of durability and versatility, with the added plus of being the environmentally conscious choice. Compostable Polylactic Acid (PLA) offers exceptional clarity and stiffness similar to the traditional OPP or CPP plastic material.


Are the labels compostable?

Yes, the labels are made from white thermal (eco) sensitive paper while the adhesive is a permanent compostable acrylic. It is carefully formulated to include a high content of renewable materials. The adhesive is certified to EN13432 and complies EC 1935/2004 & FDA (175.105) for direct food applications.

How do you dispose of compostable products?

Compostable packaging should be placed in the compost bin that is collected by your waste collection service. The PLA products should not be added to domestic composters or compost piles.

Can I get custom branded bags for my business?

Yes, we can offer you custom branded bags. Please email us at info@sustainablepackaging.ie for more information.

What can I put in these bags?

A lot of customers use them for bakery products but they can be used for anything really. The centre strip perforation is designed to allow packing bread before fully cooled whilst still keeping the bread fresh. Why not order our sample pack to test out which bag will suit your product best.

How do I seal the bags with my product inside?

We sell fully compostable labels that you can use to seal folded bags. You can also use paper or plastic twist-tie to close. All our bags are heat sealable.

Can I order more than 10,000 bags?

You sure can, please contact us to order your desired quantities.

How long does delivery take and how much does it cost?

We offer delivery within Ireland only. Please email us for a quote for international shipping to info@sustainablepackaging.ie

Orders are processed as soon as possible. We send all orders via an external courier and aim to have your order delivered to you within 2-3 days of dispatch.

Cost for delivery is €12.

Orders over €250 are eligible for FREE shipping.

Orders can also be collected for FREE at our location: Unit F6, Maynooth Business Campus Kildare Ireland W23 F9F4

Choose "Local Pickup" for this shipping option.

Can I order on-line and collect?

Yes, please wait for an email to confirm when your order is ready for collection. We aim to have your order ready for pick 1-2days after order confirmation. We do not have the facility to take orders and payments on-site.

Do you ship internationally?

We offer delivery within Ireland only. Please email us for a quote for international shipping to info@sustainablepackaging.ie

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