Are Patch Strips Zero Waste and Plastic Free?
Yes, the adhesive strip that is placed on your skin is 100% plastic free and zero waste.
PATCH Adhesive Strips are made from 100% certified bamboo fibre which is compostable. The gauze, which is the inside layer of the strip (that sits over your wound) is also compostable making it zero waste. The gauze is made from coconut oil and 100% organic bamboo fibre.
Aside from the environmental aspect, the magic of PATCH Strips comes from the ingredients used to create it’s adhesiveness. While most bandages are made from latex, which may cause allergies, PATCH Strips adhesive has been developed using natural ingredients that are suitable for kids. The strip is 100% zero waste: biodegradable and compostable.
The colouring on the PATCH Strips is also natural, and safe for composts.
What materials are the Patch Strips Packaged in?
The PATCH Strips come packaged in a cardboard box made from recycled materials. This box is 100% zero waste: biodegradable and compostable.
The PATCH Strip is wrapped in a compostable paper outer layer. This layer has been added to keep the bandage sterile. The outer layer is compostable, making this product 100% zero waste.
PATCH Strips have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and have now replaced their previous plastic outer wrapper with paper, which has resulted in PATCH being a fully zero waste product.
Please note: In order for plastic to be considered compostable, 90 per cent of it must biodegrade within 180 days of being in compost. The plastic needs to be made up of at least 50 per cent organic material and it cannot leave behind toxic residue after it has broken down.