Biodegradable Clear Plastic Bags South Africa

Compostable clear plastic bags Is an initiative of sisters, Alison Gilson and lona Palmer, to bring an environmentally friendly, biodegradable and sustainable choice into your home or commercial business.

Biodegradable Good for the Ground bags are made from starch, providing a sustainable solution to protect our resources and environment.

Packaging is part of our everyday life. With Good for the Ground clear plastic bags you can make a difference.

Good for the Ground 30 micron bags are made from PLA (Polylactic Acid), a polymer derived from starch. This starch is derived from corn, sugar cane, straw or wood, all annually renewable resource.

Unlike conventional packaging film, Good for the Ground bags are not made from petroleum, a finite fossil. In fact the whole production process reduces the use of fossil fuels. PLA film is derived from annually renewable resource, plant material, which gets its energy from the sun and carbon dioxide, from the air.

The film is produced in France and imported into South Africa where the bags are made. The sleeves, sleeve design, packing and distribution is all done in South Africa so this is a 90% proudly South African product.

Good for the ground is an attractive alternative with attractive properties:

  • can be used in freezer
  • transparency and surface gloss
  • water vapour permeability to keep bread and pastries crisp
  • can be heat sealed
  • can extend the shelf life of fresh products by several days
  • resistant to oil, fat and alcohol
  • crisp character of bags adds to freshness impression
  • ‘breathability’ for keeping salads fresh
  • aroma barrier keeps taste in
  • dead-fold properties make it easy to seal
  • good twistability for wrapping sweets

Home Packs

Made in two different sizes of 10 clear plastic bags each the Home Packs are designed to bring environmentally friendly packaging to your home.

  • Large Home Pack 300mm x 130mm with 80mm gusset and 10 stickers
  • Small Home Pack 200mm x 100mm with 50mm gusset and 10 stickers

Special Features:
Each compostable film bag pack comes with a set of 10 stickers to help seal the bags or write notes for the freezer. The ‘dead-fold’ property also means that you can simply fold over and press down or clip with a clothes peg to seal. Bags are re-usable. Just rinse out and dry. The side gusset makes the bags open up and provide more space for those sandwiches or left over cheese.

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Commercial Packs

Good for the Ground compostable plastic bags are produced in a number of sizes for use in commercial packaging. Make your packaging an attractive part of your product. See About Us for production details.

Physical Properties

  • High stiffness


Film Characteristics

  • Compostable & biodegradable
  • Laser markable
  • Resistance to oil and grease
  • Twistable with excellent deadfold

Optical Characteristics:

  • High transparency
  • Exceptional gloss
  • Very low haze

Special Characteristics:

  • Thermoformable
  • Printable
  • High heat seal strength
  • Thermolaminatable

Food Ideas

Bread, vegetables, fruit, cheese, sweet wrappings, dried goods

Office ideas

Magazine covers, window envelopes, overhead films, document sleeves

Other ideas

Wrapping for flowers, soaps, candles, gift bags.

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Contact Good For The Ground Today


Tel: 023 626 1191


Good For The Ground Supplies compostable plastics throughout South Africa – Centurion | Midrand | Krugersdorp | Vanderbijlpark | Boksburg | Randburg | Roodepoort | Sandton | Germiston | Stellenbosch | Bloemfontein | Alberton | Kempton Park | Port Elizabeth | Benoni | East London | Pietermaritzburg | Soweto | Berea | Pretoria | Johannesburg | Durban | Cape Town | Mpumalanga | Kroonstad | Knysna

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