Your Cart is Empty

Compostable Packaging

September 11, 2020

ComPOSTable packaging

We’re pleased to announce that all online orders will now be shipping in compostable bags. Made from corn starch (using corn not fit to eat) these bags are Australian Standard certified to biodegrade within 180 days in a standard home compost!

What are these bags made from?

  • Corn starch (from corn that is not fit to eat)
  • PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants)
  • PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate)

How long will they take to biodegrade?
If you have a standard home compost, these bags will biodegrade within 180 days. If you don't have a compost, they will still break down in landfill, just take a little longer.

Can they go in a worm farm?
Yes they can. These bags are certified to Australian Standard 5810 which includes a worm toxicity test. Worms won't turn their nose up at these bags.

What do I do if I don't have a compost at home?
These bags can be put in your standard garbage bin where they will still biodegrade, just not as quickly as in a compost. Or the satchel can be returned to Mont where we will take care of things.

Larger items will ship in cardboard boxes.

Sign up to the Mont Newsletter for your chance to WIN a Mont Brindabella XT 700 Down Sleeping Bag!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in The Mont Blog

Mont Dragonfly Tent, Western Arthurs Tasmania
Western Arthurs. By Geoff Murray

February 24, 2021

The traverse of the Western Arthur Range in SW Tasmania is a stunning mountain walk covering some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in Tasmania, and indeed in Australia. I first walked the length of the range in 1990, and it provided memories that will last a lifetime. This was my 6th visit to the range.
Read More
Sign up to the Mont Newsletter for your chance to Win a Mont Brindabella XT 700 Down Sleeping Bag
Your Chance to Win a Mont Brindabella XT Sleeping Bag

February 16, 2021 1 Comment

We're giving away a Mont Brindabella XT 700 Down Sleeping Bag to one lucky newsletter subscriber. Enter now.
Read More
Mt Field National Park. By Geoff Murray
A Walk in the Park. By Geoff Murray

February 10, 2021 2 Comments

I am fortunate in having a beautiful national park, only an hour’s drive from my home. Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest parks and covers landscape that includes rainforest, spectacular and charming waterfalls, and heavily glaciated alpine regions.
Read More