Multix's guide to environmental solutions

We're here to help

At Multix, we want to make it easy to choose household products that reduce the impact on the environment. Common household products are now becoming more eco friendly by using recycled, plant based, biodegradable and compostable materials, so what do they mean? We’re here to help.

Compostable Bags

Our Compostable Bags

  • Made from corn starch
  • Biodegradable
  • Perfect for food waste

What does compostable mean?

The bag will break down into non toxic components within 180 days^. This makes it safe to use in your home compost and in a council food waste/organics collection scheme.

Compostable = Water + CO2 + Biomass

^exact time will depend on composting conditions

Did you know?

In Australia, over 5 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill each year*. Food rotting in landfill creates methane, a damaging greenhouse gas, which contributes to climate change.

*Source: National Waste Report 2013

Plant Based Bags

Our Plant Based Bags

  • Made from 60% sugar cane
  • Still strong

Plant based and bio based terms are used interchangeably. It means that part or all of the resin used to produce a bag comes from plant/biomass, not oil.

Why is it better?

Sugar cane is a renewable resource and absorbs a lot of CO2 when it grows. Using plant based material reduces demand for petroleum derived plastic.

Not all plant based bags are the same. Multix Greener Plant Based Kitchen Tidy bags have the highest content of plant based material among kitchen tidy bags available in major supermarket chains in Australia*.

Recycled Bags

Our Recycled Bags

  • 80% recycled plastic
  • Better for the environment, without compromising on strength

Using recycled plastic reduces petroleum consumption, CO2 Emissions, Landfill waste.

Petroleum Consumption

Petroleum is needed to produce virgin plastic. It’s a non renewable resource, once we pump all of it out of the ground, it’s gone.

CO2 Emmissions

In the process of producing virgin plastic, a lot of CO2 is released. CO2 contributes to global warming.

Landfill Waste

By using recycled resin we give second life to plastic that would otherwise end up in landfill.