Two months ago, we switched liners (the bag holding the coffee) from our white ones to a clear new-to-market material advertised as biodegradable and compostable. Soon after, our friends at Daylight Coffee told us that, despite what our supplier had told us, these bags were were not compostable. So we immediately returned these liners and switched back to our original white, certified compostable bags. The moral of the story is: we tried something new, it didn't work, so we fixed it.
But more on the white bags
The brand is called Econic. They make the bags with renewable resources and are certified to the Australian home compostable standards.
How can they be disposed of?
You can put them in your home compost or worm farm, or commercial composting facility.
If you don't have access to either a home or industrial compost, you are welcome to return your used bags to us, and we will compost them for you.
Also, FWI, you can even bury the bag in your garden! But note that it will break down slower than it would in a compost environment containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms.
How fast do they break down?
Trials done by Econic show that the bags can break down into small fragments in as little as 16 weeks. However, the rate of breakdown depends on the compost environment, temperature and humidity.
Want to find out more?
Check out Econic's website. Moving forward. If you have any questions or queries about the white bags or anything else, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The Timely Team