What is the shelf life of Eco Clear Bags?
ClearBags recommends a shelf life of 6 months or less for Eco Clear Bags, however, when maintained at normal temperature and humidity levels these products have an almost indefinite shelf life. We highly recommend you do thorough testing with your specific product in the stored environment.
Temperature extremes of hot and cold should be avoided. We recommend storing Eco Compostable Bags in a range of 0℉ to 120℉ maximum, ideally 72℉. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Avoid extremes and sudden changes in the environment. Avoid direct immersion in water.
Failure to maintain these conditions will cause the material to begin to breakdown to a lower molecular weight material. These are not extraordinary conditions, they are the same conditions we apply to other plastic film products like Polystyrene, Polypropylene, HDPE, etc. The material can withstand excursions up to 140℉ but not in a continuous fashion as after a few hours in the presence of high levels of heat, high moisture and bacterial exposure the material will begin to compost much like the lettuce you would package in bags.
Field testing has produced a maximum temperature of 117.7℉ in a truck when the outside temperature was between 105℉ to 107℉.