What's the difference between compostable and biodegradable?
There's a lot of greenwashing in the world these days and it is important to be aware of what you are buying. Biodegradable cling wrap usually means that product was made from regular plastic and an organic additive was blended in. This means it breaks down much quicker, but sadly it breaks down into micro plastics that then flow into our ecosystems and never disappear.
Compostable cling wrap can be made from many things. If it is certified (usually with DIN Certco in Germany) then it must breakdown in a compost pile in under 180 days and leave behind zero toxins.
So what is Great Wrap made from?
Our certified compostable and biodegradable cling wrap is made from PLA (corn starch) and a bio-based PBAT. This has been certified home compostable with DIN Certco and the certificate can be found on the bottom of this page.
What's the difference between the pallet wrap and the cling wrap?
Nothing. They are made from the exact same formula. The pallet wrap is just a bit longer and a bit thicker. Our compostable and biodegradable pallet wrap will break down just as quick in the same compost environment.
What if it doesn't end up in a compost pile?
Composting our product is the best result as it can be repurposed and used in your garden or by your local council. If Great Wrap ends up in landfill then it will break down in 2 - 5 years. If it it sits on your shelf then it will last about 2 years.
Who are we?
We are Julia and Jordy Kay. Julia is a graduate of architecture and Jordy is a winemaker. We developed our plant based resin mix for Great Wrap over 18 months with the help from professors, industry experts, manufactures and suppliers. We worked very hard to create this and look forward to building a positive work environment and creating manufacturing jobs in Australia.