Bemis has introduced a new bio-based polymer film for the lawn and garden market as part of an initiative to create alternate packaging material from renewable resources. The new film contains up to 90 percent plant-sourced raw materials comprising 100 percent sugar cane derived polyethylene.

The new bag offerings are designed to have the same toughness and strength properties as traditional structures and provide for additional package formats. Additionally, the bags carry the No. 4 recycle code and may be recycled at store drop-off locations. Other end-use applications include industrial, building materials and agricultural chemical.

“We strive to help our customers meet their green initiatives by finding new ways to innovate packaging materials with alternate raw material sources,” says Hari Reddy, VP of R&D at Bemis North America. “Bemis’ new bio-based material allows customers to offer durable high-performing packages while meeting their sustainability initiatives.”