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  • 1.    Can I put your compostable rubbish bags in the green waste bin?

    Unfortunately they can't be put into the Green Waste bin and it's not the liner's fault! The people who contract to pick up the waste are not able to easily differentiate different bags, some of which might be plastic, so they only accept paper. If you have a home compost, the bags are Certified Home Compostable to Australian Standards - throw them and your food scraps in your compost!

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  • 2.    Do compostable bags break down in Landfill?

    Nothing really breaks down well in land fill - it is designed specifically to stop things decomposing. However, as with any organic matter that ends up in landfill they will eventually break down into plant matter. The reason we think they are a better choice than plastic is more on the production side of their life-cycle, than the end part. They are made from 100% renewable plant materials rather than fossil fuels, which means that create a loss less greenhouse gasses to manufacture and they are not using a finite resource. Hopefully you are able to reduce your landfill waste to such an extent that you will not need to throw rubbish into landfill very frequently :-)

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  • 3.    Where can I find MSDS sheets for your cleaning products?

    All MSDS sheets for the TriNature range are available to view and download on our Certifications Page, plus there is further detailed information about a range of other products

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  • 4.    Are Trinature products suitable for septic tanks

    Yes they are. The main thing is to use them as directed (not stringer than directed), as this ensures the active ingredients have been used up by the job you are doing, which minimises the amount of active ingredient being wasted down the drain.

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  • 5.    Are compostable bags strong enough for kitchen bins?

    Yes. When they are used within their lifespan they are strong and flexible. The only time they get brittle and break is when they are past their shelf life…which is 3 to 6 months, or have been exposed to high temperatures. Other than that, they are as tough as any other kind of bag. NB: compostable bags are not suitable for such things as storing clothes between seasons - after 6 months they will get brittle and break.

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  • 6.    What makes a product 'Grey-water Friendly'?

    One of the best places to find independent information about what products are suitable for grey-water usage is Lanfax Laboratories – who are an independent, commercial and research organisation with special interests in soil, water and wastewater analysis.

    For full information on grey-water suitable products, have a good look at the Lanfax website where they test a multitude of laundry products on the resulting water quality after a test wash, and then present product results based on consideration of multiple criteria together (the combined results are what tells us whether a particular product is or is not suitable for use in grey-water).

    The combined criteria Lanfax test on are:

     pH: less than 8 (for liquids) and less than 10 (for powders)

     sodium load less than 10gms (liquids) and less than 20gms (powders) per wash

     phosphorus load less than 1 gm per wash and

     electrical conductivity less than 1 dS/m per wash

    If the product tests below these levels on all four criteria, then it is considered the least hazardous to plants and soil microbes. Please note that even if you are not using your laundry water on your garden and it is going into the sewer, the less treatment it needs before being non-hazardous to our waterways the better.

    So…when you are choosing a laundry product, don’t just go for one that makes claims to be ‘low-sodium’ or ‘phosphate free’. Check the Lanfax Labs website to see how it rates on meeting ALL FOUR of the above criteria.

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