Goodbye plastic. Hello compostable satchels.

Friendly for business, friendly for the environment


Our “green” satchels have all the qualities you need.

- 245 x 335mm

- Waterproof

- A little stretchy

- Tough and durable

- Tear resistant

- Write-able

- Print-able

- Stick-able

- Edible (for worms)

Corn again

Yup, that’s right. These babies look like plastic and feel a bit like plastic, but they’re made from 100% biodegradable and compostable materials.

Specifically; corn starch, PLA (made from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate).

Food for worms

Once your customer has finished with their satchel they can simply take off the label and pop the satchel in with their food scraps and green waste to start breaking down. The satchel will biodegrade within 90 days in a regular home composting process. 

These clever satchels have passed Australia’s stringent AS5810 certified home compostable requirements, which includes a worm toxicity test, so they’re even worm farm friendly.

Keep them like a red wine

Because they’re made from plants not plastic, our Sendle satchels do have a shelf life of 6 months in normal storage conditions. If you want them to age well please keep them in a cool, dark place, like a filing cabinet, office drawer or cupboard. 


What exactly are they made of?

Corn starch (from corn not fit for consumption), PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). 

How long will they take to biodegrade?

In a ‘standard’ home compost, the satchels have been certified (AS5810 -2010) to biodegrade within 180 days, i.e. approx 6 months. Under commercial composting conditions, it would happen much faster. And as litter (e.g. under a tree) it would compost slower, but it will still happen.

How long will they last on the shelf?

Because they're made from plants not plastic, it's important to store the compostable satchels in a cool, dry place. If stored correctly, they will be tough enough to send parcels up to 6 months after purchase.

How do I use the Unlimited Satchel

If it fits, it ships. Sendle’s Unlimited Satchel is the simplest way to send a parcel. From $4.95 (excl. GST). Learn more at:

Can they go in a worm farm?

Yes they can. Our eco-friendly packaging is certified home compostable AS 5810 which includes a worm toxicity test … and these satchels pass with flying colours. 

Do these dimensions include the flap?

No they don’t.

We’re Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral delivery service, Australia’s first technology B Corp, and, now we’re the first courier in Australia to trial 100% biodegradable, compostable satchels.

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