Finisterre to switch from plastic bags to 'water-soluble' biodegradable alternative

Outdoor clothing brand Finisterre is set to achieve its ambition of eliminating all plastics packaging which is neither reusable nor biodegradable, after investing in bags which naturally break down in soil and in water.

The bags will be rolled out across selected knitwear lines this month. Image: Finisterre 

Produced by innovative polymer firm Aquapak Polymers, the bags are designed to decompose in industrial composting conditions and in nature – be that in soil or in warm water.

According to Aquapak Polymers, the decomposition process is “harmless”, producing no toxic by-products and creating no microplastics. Instead, the bags, made from adapted polyvinyl alcohol, are designed to become “non-toxic biomass”.

The innovative bags will be introduced to select lines within Finisterre’s knitwear range this

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