Emsur France SPO has developed a bio-based and fully compostable single-use plastic bag. This 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 material used for the single-use bag is 40 percent bioplastic. The percentage of bio-based material required in France will increase up to 50 percent in 2020 and 60 percent in 2025.

These bio-based plastics, or bioplastics, are plant-based materials used 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.