If You Care Tall Kitchen Bags (49.2L)

If You Care Tall Kitchen Bags (49.2L)

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If You Care Compostable Trash Bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added.

What Makes Potato Starch Strong? 

Starch is a mixture of a linear (amylose) and a branched (amylopectin) polymer of glucose. Potato starch has a higher percentage of amylopectin than either corn or wheat starch. Amylopectin gives starch its structural integrity, so it helps make If You Care Compostable Trash Bags stronger than bags made from corn starch.

Any Other Reasons for Potato Starch?

The potato starch used to make If You Care Compostable Trash Bags comes from starch potatoes, which are not grown as a food source, but only for starch production. These potatoes are too high in starch to be good for food. Therefore, there is no diversion from food supplies. In addition, to produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. Other compostable bags are made from corn which requires more water, but potatoes require no irrigation, and need only normal rainfall.

Why Use If You Care Compostable Trash Bags?

Approximately 80 million tons of waste (U.S. EPA figures) which goes to landfill annually is material which under the right conditions, can be turned into compost, including food scraps, yard trimmings and non-recyclable paper. In a landfill environment, this trapped organic material (leaves, grass etc.) releases methane gas – a greenhouse gas – contributing to global warming. Diverting food scraps and yard trimmings from landfill to compost facilities – either municipal or commercial in areas where available – contributes significantly to preserving our planet and natural resources.

If You Care Compostable Trash Bags are completely polyethylene free and do not contain plasticizers.

49.2 Litre - 12 Pack

Our store is based in Taupo, New Zealand but we can ship worldwide. All product prices are in New Zealand dollars, as well as shipping prices.

Orders received by 10am, we aim to dispatched the same day on an overnight service to the North Island, two day service to the South Island. Orders received after 10am will be dispatched the next working day. Please allow for courier delays at this time. 

Shipping within New Zealand 
Next day service - $8
Heavy/Large products - $18

Australia 
3 - 10 day service - $15
Heavy/Large products - $32

Rest of the World 
3-10 working days - $18

International parcel are sent standard post.

This cost is based on standard items - heavy or large items will need to be costed before being sent. If you are an international customer we will be in touch to confirm shipping costs and times. 

Payments

Payments can be made at the checkout by credit or debit cards and Afterpay. Credit cards accepted include Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept Diners Club. Afterpay is split into 4 payment and processed fortnightly. For more information please visit www.afterpay.com/en-NZ/how-it-works.

If you are wanting to make a payment for a Layby you can transfer to the following account. Please use your full name and 'Layby' in the reference. 

Bank Acc: ANZ 06-0429-0295972-00
Acc Name: The Mothership NZ Ltd
Ref: Full Name & Layby

Availability 

Products listed online reflect available stock in the Taupo store. However, there are some unique items that are not listed. If you have seen something in-store that is not available online please email us at shop@spacecraftcreative.co.nz and we will check availability and come back to you. 

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