Oxo-biodegradable Eco info

If you want to be sure that you are doing your part in helping the environment, then these are the mailing bags for you.  This very popular range of grey oxo-biodegradable mailing bags are manufactured in our 3 layer co-extruded film. To ensure that your labels stick to the outside of the mailing bags we have extruded the outer surface in a 100% virgin layer and low slip.  The polythene film is manufactured from at least 25% post consumer waste and are also 100% Oxo-biodegradable*.

All our grey printed warning notice mailing bags are 45mu in thickness, which is classed as lightweight-mediumweight use.  The bags come with a child safety suffocation warning notice printed on them.  The inside of the bags are black so that you cannot see through the film.  The high specification of grey film has been chosen to give the best performance to weight ratio, whilst reducing your postage costs, but ensuring delivery of your products in good condition. With a unique grade of hot melt glue used for sealing the mailing bags, once they are sealed you will have to rip the mailing bags open to get at the contents.  Our grey printed warning notice mailing bags can be addressed and accept labels, stamps and pens/biro.


* The term ‘Oxo-biodegradable’ is a hybridisation of two words, oxidation and biodegradable. It clearly defines a two step process initiated by an additive called 'Reverte' to degrade the polythene film and make it available for biodegradability within the environment when a bag has finished its useful life, usually within a set time period depending on the % added.  1% would trigger in around 6-8 months.

The additive is designed specifically to address the issue of plastic waste that gets into the environment and cannot be realistically collected. It has been used in numerous PE and PP applications for many years and now.