is made from a plant-based biopolymer derived from natural starches. It offers the same mechanical properties petro-chemically derived polypropylene twines but with the benefit that it is fully compostable without needing to be separated from green waste. It is made from natural and renewable raw materials and do not leave toxic residues behind in the environment.
Earthtwine™ breaks down into compost in as little 90 days depending on the composting environment. The compost generated in the biodegradation process can be used on crops as soon as the twine is no longer recognisable. We are currently working with a local CRI to complete testing required for certification.
Earthtwine™ looks and performs the same as conventional growers twine. We offer a number of options making it easy for you to find the twine most suitable to your crop. We understand that tensile strength is important for all crops, but also that the requirements of tomato growers are different to those for hops or capsicum crops. Our twine is UV stable, flexible and has been tested by local commercial growers to ensure its suitability. Contact us to discuss the best option for your requirements.
Earthtwine™ has an advantage over biodegradable twines made from natural fibres such as jute, cotton and sisal. These natural fibres are not UV stable and can be susceptible to mould and fungae which not only reduces their tensile strength, but also endangers the health of the crop. Earthtwine™ has a low moisture absorption and does not encourage the growth of disease-causing pathogens.