Products

  Wheat Straw products

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The wheat straw material provided by the Plastic Free Company is completely compostable. The binding agents used are  PLA, a bioplastic derived from corn starch and PBAT, which is a biodegradable plastic derived from fossil fuel, although biomass alternatives are being sought. One of the requirements for classification as compostable is that the product’s disintegration produces no harmful substances or ecotoxicity. Our wheat straw material will completely and naturally compost.

Note ~ some manufacturers bind their wheat straw products with plastic in the form of polypropylene (PP) or melamine, where only the wheat straw element will biodegrade in this lifetime.

 Wheat Straw Products are:

  • BPA free
  • Robust and hardwearing
  • Microwavable (up to 100c) and dishwasher safe (up to 60c)
  • Freezer safe (up to -20c)
  • Able to handle hot liquids up to 120c
  • Fully compostable through home and commercial composting (composts completely in commercial facilities in 1-2 months, home composting will vary depending on how often the pile is turned, moisture, material content, and the temperature achieved).
  • Produce no toxins when they degrade.
  • Safer for the environment as no specific intensive agriculture is required for the production of wheat straw, which is a by-product of grain production.

 

Wheat Straw toothbrush.

 

 

It is estimated that 3.5 billion Plastic toothbrushes are sold worldwide each year.That is a lot of plastic! Replacing the handle and packaging with biodegradable alternatives massively reduces the problem.  The toothbrush handle and box for these wheat straw toothbrushes are completely compostable. However, no complete replacement is yet available for the bristles, which are a soft charcoal infused nylon.

These toothbrushes are currently available on eBay for £2.50, with multi-deals available ( 2 for £4.50, 3 for £6.50 & 4 for £8.00) and free postage.

In eBay search enter: wheat straw toothbrush plastic free to find this product.

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Baby / Toddler Feeding set

 

This cute toddler feeding set comes in pink, green and beige with 2 x non-slip bowls, 1 x easy to hold cup, 1 x spoon & 1 x fork. It comes in recyclable packing and is for sale at £14.99 with free postage.

In eBay search enter: 5 piece plastic free toddler feeding set to find this product.

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Catering products

 

When using steel cutlery isn’t an option there are better alternatives than disposable plastic cutlery. These wooden forks, teaspoons, and stirrers are biodegradable and come in fully recyclable packaging. They are now available for sale on eBay:

50 Wooden forks for £3.49; 100 teaspoons for £3.99 and 250 stirrers for £2.50. All with Free postage.

On eBay use the wording plastic free in the search box to help find the above items.

Coming soon:

  • Cotton fruit and veg bags
  • Tea strainers
  • Jute bags
  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Bamboo cotton buds