Nature's Child Bio Liners
For those who are a bit EWW!... on the poo! Bio liners collect the poo to help prevent soiling of your cloth nappies.
Simply lay a bio liner inside your cloth nappy. Moisture passes through the liner into the nappy and solids remain on the bio liner. Use one bio liner at each nappy change. One size fits all bubs.
No more mess, No more smells, No more rinsing!
Roll of 200 bio liners (16x30cm)
What are they made of?
The fibre used is Ingeo. Ingeo is a revolutionary fibre due to its environmental focus in growing, production and biodegradability. It is a zero-waste product when disposed of efficiently.
Nature's Child Bio liners are GeneScan Certified - Meaning they are completely GMO free!
Can I recycle them or put them in my compost?
A home compost must be managed efficiently to do this. If you have a good understanding of the right mix of air, light and water, you can home compost.
Can I use them more than once?
Yes. Bio liners can be rinsed and used a second time before they start to break down.
Can I flush them?
Yes if they are really messy but we suggest you make this the exception, not the rule. You can flush with a bit of common sense; just as you would never overload your toilet with toilet paper, be sensible with your bio liners,
We recommend 2 avenues of waste disposal:
1) Flush pooey liners if you are comfortable, but never in a septic system. There are currently no Australian Standards to measure the efficiency and disposal of flushing any items in a toilet in Australia, even toilet paper! There is plenty of room for personal choice based on where you live and your disposal options.
2) Put wet liners in your recycling bin, or home compost if you have an efficient composting system where they could break down well.
Are they biodegradable?
Yes. Ingeo is certified under the American, European and, most importantly, Australian Standards for biodegradation and compostability. Eventually this product will break down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass.
There is a lot of discussion about the different compostability and biodegradability standards worldwide. The European Standards (EN 13432 - 2006) and American Standards (ASTM D6400) - on which the Australian Standard is based - are the most widely adopted standards. The Australia Standards adds an additional requirement of a set of eco toxicity tests (worm test and plant growth test) which are not included in the European or American Standards. This ensures that when a compostable material breaks down within a composting environment, it does not negatively affect the worms that consume it or the health of plants that are subsequently grown in it.
How long do they take to biodegrade?
The answer varies radically from council to council. Some Aussie councils still rely on the manual identification systems and your Ingeo liners may still end up in landfill where they will not biodegrade. There are examples of outstanding councils in Australia that efficiently recycle. These councils have the latest technology and equipment installed for sorting and ensuring that biodegradability is and integral part of a local waste system.
When Ingeo is recycled efficiently, it will break down in 90 days 70% of the time and 180 days more than 95% of the time.
Ingeo does not break down or biodegrade in a conventional land fill. Neither does anything else. Landfill does not off the climate necessary to compost. That said, if Ingeo products end up in landfill, they are already better than oil-based products, offering reductions in GHG emissions and non-renewable energy usage.