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?
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.
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As summer approaches, I keep looking through my list of past walks to see which ones I want to do again.
In September 1986 I walked from Lake St Clair, up past Little Hugel to Mt Hugel. I then continued down the western slopes to Lake Hermione, followed a valley up to Lake Petrarch and walked back down to Lake St Clair. A good partly offtrack bushwalk. This time I only had two days, so the plan was to camp next to a tarn up on the Mt Hugel plateau.
One of the biggest jobs at Mont is customer service, with the inbox sometimes a little overwhelming! But the emails are overwhelmingly positive; questions about our gear, emails about how well a customers gear worked, and fun stories and photos from the wild.
It isn’t all smiles, though, negative emails do occasionally pop up. But not to let that get us down, often these emails highlight a failure of communication on our part or provide information for us to reflect upon and improve.