compostable plastic australia

CPA – the bag built to fall apart

The plastic you do, when you’re not doing plastic.

We understand that single use plastics are part of the problem of fast fashion and furnishings. Our transit bags protect goods from your suppliers to warehouse, then to the end customers.

Plant based, our packaging expires after 10 months without damage to your product or the planet. Second life and even third, can be found with these bags, until they become nutrients for the earth.

100% compostable. 100% biodegradable.

100% compostable
100% biodegradable

So the word plastic is throwing you off. Our plastic is made of corn starch, and PBAT, all plant based.

Tested to international standards

CPA Green Bag, proudly holds global certifications. AS4736, AS 5810 and BPI#9001058.


Available in several sizes to take into account the versatility needed to protect our customers’ products.

Neutral for a

Our packaging is left in a neutral, corn starch colour, with minimum printing – to lessen unnecessary
‘overproduction’ of functional packaging.

Government mandates

Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria lead the way.

These states have commenced banning single-use-plastics by 2023 (WA, VIC) and 2024 (SA).

New South Wales commenced with similar targets in June of 2022.

NT and TAS have banned single-use bags. QLD and ACT have banned certain single-use plastics but not bags to date.

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In Australia approximately
130,000 tonnes of plastic leaks into the marine environment each year

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By 2050, it is estimated that
plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish

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84% of plastic used is
sent to landfill and only 13% is recycled

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One million tonnes of Australia’s annual plastic consumption is single-use plastic

So what does this mean for Australian retailers?

As mandates occur across Australia, retailers are looking for long-term solutions. It is important that retailers can source plant based packaging that has a transparent supply chain. CPA is proudly a member of APCO.

Compostable Plastics Australia can guarantee:

  • 100% Compostable and 100% biodegradable packaging
  • Packaging that meet Australian and ISO standards
  • Packaging that protects garments and products as effectively as traditional oxo-degradable options
  • Packaging that is readily available in region of manufacturing (transit packaging)
  • Pick and pack warehousing (mailers) packaging – available July 2022

Transit bags

Compostable Plastics Australia, Green Bag is environmental packaging that has been created to transport garments and textiles without damage. From suppliers factory to
warehouse. Available in a range of sizes, with and without gussets – they then become packaging sleeves for your customer orders.

For all stock levels and pricing visit

(available July)

Currently in development are CPA’s mailers available in two sizes for customer facing packaging. As we gather more research from our clients, we will add sizes that are needed by the industry.

To stay up to date with launch dates, visit

Our partners

Below are examples of Compostable Plastics Australia (CPA)
fashion customer base

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Compostable packaging starts here