Emsur: Compostable plastic bag

Emsur France SPO launched a bio-based, fully compostable single-use plastic bag with less than 50µ for use in stores. The material used is 40% bioplastic.

Compostable plastic bag
Compostable plastic bag

The new product is an addition to the existing product portfolio that the company is creating according to the strategic recommendations of the European Commission related to the circular economy.

The percentage of bio-based required in France will increase up to 50% in 2020 and 60% in 2025.

These bio-based plastics, or bioplastics, are plant-based materials to replace the traditional plastics derived from petroleum. They are composed of polymers from renewable resources, partially or totally, such as corn, cellulose, plant oils, animal fats and oils, among others.

On the other hand, compostable means that a biological process takes place by converting plastic materials into a compost when mixing with the organic matter, so they are naturally reintegrated into the environment.

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