Poly Mailers made from PLA, PBAT materials state they are “Eco friendly, Compostable” While the PLA/PBAT is better than plastic. PBAT is made from petroleum, Yes, oil which is not renewable. In the wild it takes 80 years for PLA to decompose.
In Germany 95% of the composting plants cannot compost bio-plastics. In the USA, the bio-plastics composting infrastructure for the biological degradation of PLA and other bio-plastics is lacking even more. ++
Biodegradable plastics used in Cornstarch Mailer Bags are usually composed of 20-25% cornstarch, 5-10% PLA from corn and the remainder PBAT 65% (made from oil ). Studies have found that PLA can be home composted when it was blended with PCL at a 80/20 ratio.
The No Tree Was Harmed Organic Kraft Paper Mailers are the Poly Mailer Alternative: Made of 100 percent Bamboo that does not contain plastic, wood, wood pulp, or tree byproducts. 100 Count, available in 4 sizes. 6 x 9 inch, 6 x 10 inch, 10 x 13 inch and 14 x 17 inch.
You can use our 50# Bamboo Kraft wrapping paper and Bamboo Kraft honeycomb paper as an alternative to bubble mailer or bubble wrap to hold a non fragile product in place inside the package.