All Maistic waste bags have rounded bottoms called ‘star-sealing’. This makes the bottom stronger – and the risk of accidents smaller. Still, please replace bags used for biowaste within 48 hours. As compostable bags are developed to interact and degrade with food scraps, that’s what they do. There are now 11 bags variants in the Maistic 2.GEN range.
- All bags are packed in paper boxes – not in plastic, of course.
- On the bags we’ve printed the bag size – e.g. 20L or 30L. This makes it easier to find the right bag in your kitchen drawer, even without the packaging.
- On all paper boxes we’ve printed an ‘Often Good After’ date – always look for it in the stores when buying compostables. Why they have a date just like milk and meats? Well, on a molecule level all compostable bags are developed to degrade over time; basically break into pieces. But they are also developed to be usable for as long as possible, which is approx. 1 year from production – often longer. The bags does not rot and can be used for as long as the hold what you need them to hold – this is why we call the date an ‘Often Good After’ date.
TRY THIS: Take out the roll of bags. Cut a hole in the box – a 4-5 cm long oval. Put back the roll and pull out the first bag. By this you can easily find the right size of bag in your drawer. And keep track of the Best Before dates. Practical and easy.
The Maistic 2.gen material used for all the bags in the 2.GEN series and our shopping bags is the foirst and only bag material containing the 2.GEN bioplastic PHA – the compostable material made from scraps.
All bags in the 2.GEN range are Home Compostable and certified with the mark OK Compost HOME, showing the bags are testet biodegradable in an environment you can make at home in a closed bin with your food scraps. Read more about the certification here