First bioplastic composting certification network

Producers, converters and users of bioplastics which are compostable according to EN 13432/14955 will soon be able to obtain the ‘seedling’ – the registered trademark of European Bioplastics.

A well-established trademark in several EU countries including Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK, the broader line-up of certifiers creates several benefits:

● The compostability certification network broadens services offered to the industry and strengthens the perception of the ‘seedling’.

● Companies have more opportunities to get their products certified.

● The marketing of products as compostable according to EN 13432 is fostered.

● Consumers will profit from a broader range of quality assured and clearly labelled products as they can make informed buying decisions more easily.

“This will be the first certification network for compostable bioplastic products,” says Hasso von Pogrell, managing director at European Bioplastics. “We are positive that it will contribute significantly to a standardisation of compostability labels in Europe.”

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