Introducing a NEW range of naturally nutritious and delicious fruit snacks from Angas Park
Individually wrapped portions of your favourite fruits.
Perfect for snacking anytime, anywhere.
PLANET FRIENDLY PACKAGING – PLEASE COMPOST ME
The sachets we pack our fruit snacks in are amazing! – This is no ordinary packaging.
The empty packaging is fully Home Compostable.
What does that mean?
The packaging is made from plant-based cellulose that breaks down naturally and returns nutrients back into the soil.
Nothing is left. No chemicals or nasties to contaminate our beautiful planet. Even the ink will disappear.
After you’ve enjoyed the fruit, the empty pack can be added to your home compost to let nature take its course.
Within 26 weeks the pack will fully disintegrate or decompose. That’s about as long as an orange peel takes.
Made from fully sustainably managed plantation materials, for every tree used, another is planted.
It’s been independently tested and certified by the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA).
If you don’t have a home compost, maybe now’s a great time to start one. Alternatively, check with your local council. They may accept compostable packaging in your green waste bin.
Even if it ends up in your standard waste, the packaging will break down over time. All it needs is microbial action at normal everyday temperatures.
What is Home Compostable Packaging?
Packaging labelled as home compostable means the empty packaging can be placed in a home compost bin along with fruit and vegetable and other organic material. Any component or material used in the packaging including the printing ink, and the adhesives decompose into the soil. To be certified as Home Compostable in Australia the packaging must be independently tested to ensure it breaks down within 26 weeks from the time it enters the soil.
What is the accreditation body in Australia for Home Compostable Packaging?
The Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) is the accreditation body in Australia that conducts verification of Home Compostable Packaging for authenticity and independent verification of claims in compliance with AS 5810-2010. Read More about (ABA) https://bioplastics.org.au/about/
How do I know Home Compostable Packaging has been approved by the (ABA) for compliance to use the Home Compostable Logo?
The packaging will display a Home Compostable Logo along with the Certification number to the Australian Standard (AS) and also the manufacturer’s license reference. Angas Park’s ABA home compostable number is AS5810
Can you place the Home Compostable Packaging in Recycle Bins?
Home Compostable Packaging is not allowed to be mixed in kerbside collected Recycle bins that you put paper and cardboard in, as it’s not made from recyclable material. However, the outer cardboard box of the Angas Park snacks is 100% recyclable and should go into you recycling bin.
Can you place Home Compostable Packaging in your local green collection bins?
Please check with your local council as to whether they accept Home Compostable Packaging in their green bin collections. Some councils may not accept it.
What is the difference between biodegradable packaging and home compostable packaging?
Biodegradable refers to any material that breaks down into microscopic particles that decompose in the environment. Compostable is specifically organic matter that breaks down just as food waste does. There are no artificial components in compostable products, so when they break down, they return to simple natural materials, returning to the soil.
What is the difference between Home Compostable Packaging and Industrial Compostable Packaging?
Home Compostable can safely decompose anywhere in nature, including your own backyard. Materials that are Home Compostable are broken down at normal temperatures by common microbial communities.
Industrial Compostable products require transport to a specialised facility where high temperature and specialised microbes create an environment that does not occur naturally. Logos and codes on packaging indicate the recyclability status of the product.