Frequently asked questions

BIO is made as a film from thermoplastic materials without plasticizers, containing natural potato starch and other plant-based polymers.

The share of biogenic carbon in the raw material exceeds 40%.
BIO film is suitable for the production of very light films with a thickness of approx. 10-50 um in the blow extrusion process.

Advertising bags, fruit and vegetable bags, regular films for all types of packaging, and films for postal envelopes made from BIOFILM are fully biodegradable and compostable according to the EN 13432 standard and have obtained the OK compost HOME certificate awarded by VINCCOTE Belgium – currently acquired by TÜV Austria.

Thanks to the absence of plasticizers, durable products of consistent quality can be easily manufactured from the material.

If waste enters recycling contaminated with packaging, it increases the recycling costs you bear and lowers the value of the final product. The need to sort, empty the contents, for example, glass, and separate it from the plastic bag is costly, and we will all have to bear these costs. Separating bio-waste from other types of bags is even more expensive.
Compostable bags are made in such a way as to be as useful as possible for both you, the consumer, and the composting facility. They must decompose only after you throw them into the appropriate bin, and they are taken to the composting facility. Therefore, we recommend replacing the bag at least once a week, otherwise, they will start composting in your bin. However, bio-waste, regardless of the type of bag, will decompose, that is, “rot and stink” in the same way.
Biodegradable bags are similarly resistant to stretching and other mechanical damage as plastic bags. As for whether such a bag will not fall apart unused in the cabinet, it is almost as durable against the passage of time as the cabinet itself.
It is better primarily for the environment. Such a bag does not create a problem – it is a solution. Compost is a resource, not waste. Waste in a landfill can become toxic, so it must be secured in the landfill. In contrast, compost is food for plants: instead of polluting, it supports our fight for a better living environment.

It is also better for the community. Oil resources are essentially stored solar energy in plants from millions of years ago that have become oil. They are limited like any reserve, like food in the fridge. Unfortunately, we cannot go to some cosmic store and buy more oil for Earth, refilling our fridge. Oil forms over millions of years, and we will use up all its reserves within 200-250 years. We only have a few decades left of using this store. Additionally, we extract less and less oil each year, and it is increasingly expensive. Therefore, we must manage these reserves rationally. This is why a bag made from renewable plants is better than one made from non-renewable oil.

A biodegradable bag is better for your children. You’ve seen litter scattered through forests. Imagine that some of it is decades old. Later, greenery covers it, but it is still there. And it will be there for over 10 generations. Your great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren will still be dealing with the waste problem we create if we don’t stop.
Hygiene – convenience – ecological responsibility
Our bags allow for hygienic collection and disposal of bio-waste.

You don’t have to empty them from the container – you tie the bag and throw it into the bio-waste bin as a single package, which will go to the composting facility. Our bags are biodegradable, meaning they decompose into plant-absorbable elements. They undergo composting and do not pollute the environment. The certainty of such behavior is supported by obtained certificates. They are designed with industrial composting facilities in mind – decomposition occurs best there. They also decompose very well in home composters. However, even in the natural environment, although it will take a few months, they will decompose if accompanied by plant residues.

Additionally, they meet all standards, including legal ones. They reconcile technological progress with ecological preservation.

All this means that by using our bio-waste bags, you are among the forefront of people caring for the environment in a modern way.
If the bag is not simultaneously wet and in a hot environment (above 70°C), nothing will happen to it. It also should not contain wet waste, as their decomposition accelerates the bag’s decomposition. We recommend emptying the bag with waste weekly; in any case, organic residues should be disposed of.
Our bags are biodegradable, compostable. This means they meet the standards for decomposition in a composting facility. However, if such a bag ends up in the natural environment, in a meadow, it will behave similarly to, for example, dead perennial stems. In spring, such stems begin to decompose, forming a new layer of soil. Similarly, our bag, in the presence of decomposing residues, will also decompose after a few weeks.

For the bag to start decomposing, it must be in a humid environment (90%) and sufficiently high temperature (70°C), or in the presence of decomposing plant remains, where the temperature can be much lower (room temperature).
Would you believe it’s made from potatoes?

Exactly! Modified potato starch, obtained from inedible residues, is the main ingredient of such bags. For other applications, similar substances (biopolymers) are made from wood, hemp, or recently even from banana peels and pineapple fibers.
It’s simply the process of decomposition. It occurs under appropriate conditions, which can occur in the natural environment or be created by humans, for example, in an industrial composting facility or a home composter. The important thing is that the end result of this process is gases (mainly nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane), and biomass, which are components that can be used by plants to produce oxygen and store solar energy.
The bags are intended for the biodegradable fraction, because from the perspective of the composting facility, they are the same, so there is no need to separate them from bio-waste, which greatly simplifies the process and contributes to increasing the value of the produced compost.