Compost.

100%

Compostable

STEP ONE PACKAGING IS MADE FROM 100% COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS. THE STEP ONE BAG IS COMPOSED OF PLA (POLYLACTIC ACID), CORN STARCH AND PBAT (POLYBUTYRATE ADIPATE TEREPHTHALATE).

MADE FROM CORN STARCH

PLA IS A BIO-BASED PLASTIC DERIVED FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES, IN THIS AND MOST OTHER CASES CORN STARCH. THEREFORE PLA IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS CORN STARCH PLASTIC.

There are several advantages of PLA:

PLA is made from corn starch, which is a renewable resource.PLA doesn't contain toxins.Producing PLA makes less greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard plastics.The Step One bag is certified compostable according to AS4736.Less energy is needed in order to produce PLA, compared to producing standard plastics.

While our Step One bag is certified biodegradable and compostable according to AS4736, it is not made 100% from renewable materials.

100% COMPOSTABLE

PBAT IS PETROLEUM-BASED AND CAN THEREFORE NOT BE CLASSIFIED AS MADE FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES.

That said PBAT is actually enhancing the composting process and leaves no toxins when composted.

PBAT is known for its flexibility and toughness. This makes it perfect for combination with other biodegradable plastics that have high strength, but are very brittle (like corn starch plastic). This combination is a great way to replace standard plastics with an environmentally safe and biodegradable alternative, that will harmlessly degrade in a short time.

The reason for using PBAT combined with PLA, is that it preserves and enhances the biodegradability of the PLA and adds flexibility and strength similar to standard plastics.

30 Day First Pair Guarantee

Tell your customers about your We are so confident you'll love your Step Ones, we'll give you a FULL REFUND on your FIRST PAIR if you don't like them for whatever reason.

Free Shipping

One of Australia’s leading online underwear stores, Step One has been delivering sustainable, anti-chafe underwear to your door since 2017. Step Ones are designed in Australia and are ethically made from Viscose derived from Organically Grown Bamboo, with free shipping from our warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Easy Returns

Picked the wrong size by mistake? No problem. we offer free returns/exchanges on all unopened products.