We have decided not to totally remove the use of bags.

We would like to ensure that your workbooks are dry and you received them in good condition so, we have been looking into even more eco-friendly compostable options.

We are going to be using Compostable bags from the packing of your workbooks to delivery to your door step


Check out our new Go Sweet Spot Compostable Bags!

The bags are beautifully designed and are printed with soy or water-based inks.

The bags are derived from biopolymers and co-polymer; PBAT (polybutylene adipate terephthalate), Corn-starch and PLA (polylactic acid). None of their products contain any conventional plastic whatsoever.

To assure that they are producing the highest quality products available, they use the highest-grade blend of

the three materials. This results in the bags not only decomposing in compost faster than other compostable products on the market, but, creating a stronger bag that won’t snap under weight pressures or rip with sharp corners.

The bags are certified by all three industry certifiers; Vincotte, BPI and Dincerto, meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certifications for domestic home compost.

To gain these certifications, the product must break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including wormfarm compost.

We have decided not to totally remove the use of bags.

We would like to ensure that your workbooks are dry and you received them in good condition so, we have been looking into even more eco-friendly compostable options.

We are going to be using Compostable bags from the packing of your workbooks to delivery to your door step.

After degradation, they must leave no harmful residues behind. In fact, the only residue left behind is a soil enhancer which is returned to the earth as plant food.

NOTE: For this to be effective, the Address label/courier label must be removed prior to composting.

Workbook Bags – ComPlast

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ON OUR NEW BAGS


Why ComPlast?


ComPlast bags are made primarily from cassava root, a natural organic starch. They are biodegradable under aerobic composting conditions, and they do not leave any chemical trace elements behind following degradation in the soil, rivers, sea or air. They produce no harmful, long lasting micro plastic particles.

COMPLAST BAG FACTS:

  • Made from cassava root – which is an all natural starch – vegetable oil and vegetable based polymer, and tested to be 99.5% organic matter.
  • Decomposes back to nature with bio-degradation tested at a rate of 91.5% in 241 days in uncontrolled composting and 84% in 84 days in controlled composting.
  • Dissolves in the sea and rivers, tested at a rate of 81% within 133 days in sea water and 90% within 141 days in river water.
  • Non-toxic – passing all plant toxicity tests. (Tests EN13432 and OECD 423)
  • During biodegradation, it is non-toxic. From this amazing material, we make bags that work for any task that currently uses plastic – including rubbish bags, kitchen tidy bags, carrier bags and pet waste bags.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To demonstrate rapid biodegradation you can stir it into a boiling jug of water it disappears within seconds.
  • Please be safe and make sure children are well clear of the boiling water if you choose to try this experiment.

Reasons to go Green

By looking at our programmes to see where we can contribute to the overall impacts is a great place to start and promote what we are doing and how the School of Computing can play a part in this.

Regardless of wherever you go, people across the globe are now focusing on going green since it positively impacts the plant.

From plastic bag recycling to the treatment of chemical products, people are trying to come up with new and useful ways that are sustainable and useful in helping the world go green. A part of these initiatives, starting with taking steps we all take to reduce our carbon emissions in the years ahead.

We do however feel it is best for level 2 and 3 Computing Students to have pre-printed workbooks. We hope you keep these workbooks, refer to them, and then when/if you decide that they are no longer required, that you recycle them.

Our wider network is already embracing sustainability. It is our responsibility to make sure we can take steps to improve our impact on the environment.

Sustainable means improving our total wellbeing:environmental, cultural, social and economic.