Courier Bag FAQs

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Here at KIND we believe our ethos of being KIND to you | KIND to the planet extends right until our products reach your door. We’ve partnered with We See Eco, which is a New Zealand startup wanting to provide sustainable supply solutions so companies can continue functioning to their everyday excellence without compromising on the environment.

All of our courier bags are 100% home compostable and derived from corn! For more information head directly to weseeeco.com

 

HOW TO DISPOSE

 The process of disposing of your compostable We See Eco courier bag is an important step, but also needs to be simple. That’s why we want to make sure anyone who receives a We See Eco product, can dispose of this responsibly and easily.

All adhesives and stickers must be removed prior to composting – the easiest way to do this is by peeling all stickers off. If you have left over residue, we suggest using hot water and white vinegar and wiping away with a damp cloth to soften the glue.

If you don’t have the time however want to make sure you are doing the best you can for the environment, you can simply cut off the adhesive strip and compost the remaining.

Our compostable courier bags are certified AS5810 making them safe to pop into your own home compost! For best results, we suggest cutting up your bag into shreds. Putting the bag whole into your bin will still fully degrade, however shredding the bag will assist in speeding up the process. No home compost bin? No worries! The bags are also commercially compostable to the AS4736 standard.

Check out our compost directory to find your nearest compost facility.

FIND YOUR LOCAL COMPOSTING FACILITY

We understand that because composting is not implemented in every council run programme (yet), it can be hard to dispose of your compostable products easily. We want to change that for you.

There are several pick up/drop off companies set up around Australia and New Zealand to assist in this. See more below!

New Zealand:

  1. WeCompost - http://www.wecompost.co.nz/

    We Compost operate like your council run waste collections. Check out their website to see if your suburb is eligible and how to sign up.

  2. Sharewaste - https://www.sharewaste.org.nz/

    Sharewaste is as simple as typing in your suburb and they bring up results home compost ‘depots’ (most often people’s homes), where you can drop off you waste for free, given it meets the owner’s criteria.

  3. Get your own compost! You can purchase compost bins from you nearest hardware store – or even build your own (YouTube is full of easy to follow tutorials on this!)

  4. Ask on your local community page! Your neighbour might even have a compost you can use.

Australia:

  1. Recycling near you – Planet Ark - https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/food/

    A quick easy search to find either drop off points, or directory of businesses who can pick up your compost waste.

  2. Business Recycling – Planet Ark - https://businessrecycling.com.au/

    Powered by Planet Ark like the above, this is the same concept but is on a larger scale so tailored towards businesses where the waste amount will be large. A quick easy search to find either drop off points, or directory of businesses who can pick up your compost waste.

  3. Compost Revolutions - https://compostrevolution.com.au/

    Compost Revolution is pairing with councils to make a compost pick up a thing for communities. As not all councils in Australia are on board just yet, they are giving people the tools they need to compost at home

  4. Make your own compost! You can purchase compost bins from you nearest hardware store – or even build your own (YouTube is full of easy to follow tutorials on this!)

  5. Ask on your local community page! Your neighbour might even have a compost you can use.