Biodegradable Bin Bags x25 - Zero Waste Club
Materials: Bags are made from 100% biodegradable cornstarch.
Made kindly in China (see more info below).
Size: 1 x roll of 25 bags. Each bag has a 50 litre capacity.
Bag Size: 65cm x 59cm flat
Packaging: 100% recycled Kraft belly band, which is 100% recyclable.
Message from the Maker:
I have been working at with the company for 20 years. I have found my speciality in bag cutting. When I had a serious illness, the company helped me and my colleagues donated money for the treatment of the illness.
After I recovered, the company welcomed me to work again. I’m very grateful for good management and colleagues. My job at the factory provides me with meaningful, happy and satisfying work.
I have one son and one daughter, who are living in Sichuan now. Thanks for reading my little story and I hope you love the compostable bags as much as I do.
ZWC's factory is based in Dongguan city of the Guangdong province in China. Where the minimum wage is 1,720 RMB per month.
They pay their workers, on a low-end average of around 11 RMB a hour. Which ends up being above the minimum wage at 1,800 RMB per month. The workers work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. They are off on all holidays.
The factory does not use any single-use plastic in the production process of the compostable bags. But there is water based ink used when printing the film. The waste ink water goes to processing and we recycle and reuse whatever ink we can recover. Then if there is no more ink we can recover, the waste water gets treated and then reused in the next round of printing. A fully closed loop system.
Zero Waste Club was founded in the UK by two students who wanted to make Plastic Free living easy and cheap as possible. They now provide a range of plastic free essentials.