The use of the compostable bag is part of a virtuous circle that benefits our environment. It allows us to improve the quality and quantity of organic waste collected and to contribute to the creation of natural energy:
Aiming at perfect transparency towards its customers, BioApply was one of the first partners of Respect-Code, a company specialized in the control of certifications and in transparency of production chains.
Committed to sustainable development, BioApply adds a QR-Code on most of its products, giving visibility to its entire production chain.
Thus, anyone knows where the raw materials come from and where products are developed with full traceability.
TÜV OK COMPOST INDUSTRIAL
Industrial Bags and packaging with TÜV OK Compost Industrial certification are guaranteed to be compostable in industrial composting systems. All the components of the certified product are concerned, namely the packaging itself, inks, glues and additives.
TÜV certification is managed and validated by an independent group, finely controlling the compostability of certified products. To be certified, a product must decompose within 12 weeks in an industrial composting system, without generating any toxicity.
The OK compost Industrial certification program is based on the European standard EN13432. Thus, any product bearing the TÜV OK Compost Industrial certification meets the requirements of the European standard.
TÜV OK COMPOST HOME
Solutions with TÜV OK Compost Home certification are guaranteed to be compostable in home composts. All the components of the certified product are concerned, namely the packaging itself, inks, glues and additives.
Due to the low volume of waste mix in home composts, the temperature due to decomposition is unstable and lower than in an industrial composting system, so compostable packaging certified by OK Compost Home will take longer to decompose.
Certification is therefore not based on a maximum decomposition time, but only on compostability without generating toxicity for the soil. TÜV OK Compost Home certified packaging or bag can also meet TÜV OK Compost Industrial and EN13432 certification.
TÜV OK BIOBASED
The TÜV OK BioBased certification guarantees a certain share of renewable raw materials in a given product. Based on the percentage of biobased raw materials contained in the product, the latter can receive a rating from one to four stars: one star representing a low proportion of biobased components and four stars representing the maximum rating, ensuring a composition based on a minimum of 80% of bio-based origin.
Biobased certification should not be confused with OK Compost certification, linked to the compostability of the material in a specific environment.
FSC certification, for Forest Stewardship Council, is an environmental label guaranteeing the sustainable provenance of wood and wood-based materials. A wood or any material composed of wood (paper, cardboard, tencel, etc.), FSC certified, thus comes from a forest maintained with respect for biodiversity, guaranteeing sustainable management of the plot.
The PEFC certification mark, for Forest Certification Recognition Program, guarantees sustainable forest management. It is based on the participation and commitment of wood stakeholders at the international level, who are regularly monitored on the management of their plots. The latter must be sustainable and respectful of the environment.
Materials of our solutions
Since 2006, BioApply has been striving to offer alternative materials to fossil fuels. Our selection is mainly based on environmental considerations, but they must also meet our customers’ expectations and technical requirements.
We are aware that there is no such thing as a perfect material, but progress is being made.
Our portfolio of materials is constantly evolving, inspired by innovations developed in-house or in collaboration with our partners.
In addition to End of Life assessments, our evaluations also take into account the use and end of life of our materials.
Compostable bags are made from biopolymers, i.e. polymers of vegetable origin. Starch is mainly used as a base, especially from plants not intended for human consumption, such as corn, potatoes or thistle (all non-genetically modified) and copolyesters. The material produced has been formulated to be bio-assimilated via composting, without releasing any toxicity, in accordance with the European standard EN 13432, also meeting TÜV certifications.
The inks used are also certified and do not present any risk for the soil. For ecological reasons, BioApply recommends limiting printing to a maximum of 30% of the printable surface.
The touch of biopolymer solutions is soft, pleasant, and distinguishes itself from plastic by its very natural look.
Committed to a sustainable approach, BioApply is dedicated to always maximize the biobased content, whenever possible.
Note: According to European Bioplastics, the agricultural area used for the cultivation of raw materials for bioplastics corresponds to only 0.01% of the world’s cultivable agricultural area. Therefore, such production does not compete in any way with food production.
BagNature & Babag
BagNature and Babag are made from a natural raw material: wood fiber. Certified sustainable, the wood used comes from Central and Western Europe, including Switzerland. Thanks to sustainable management and the use of wood from pruning only, the forests regenerate better. No reforestation or irrigation is required.
In the production process, the wood is chipped to remove the cellulose. The cellulose is transformed into a strong and elastic material, which is used and woven into nets.
The touch and visual appeal are similar to cotton, although wood fiber is clearly superior in terms of ecological balance.
100% renewable, wood fiber solutions are also biodegradable.
The “Rebag” product family is made of non-woven spunbond fabric made of 100% PLA (polylactic acid). With excellent properties and a feel similar to recycled PP, PLA spunbond is the strongest flexible biodegradable material in the range.
Thanks to its composition, Rebag is a TÜV OK Compost Industrial certified solution, which means that it is 100% compostable in an industrial composting environment.
Its look and feel inspire quality and robustness. Because of its resistance, Rebag can be used for many years before being transformed naturally into compost.
TRAITED Paper with vegetable wax
BioPaper solutions represent a strong ecological innovation in the world of food. Composed of paper sourced only from PEFC forests, BioPaper bags and sheets are both compostable and recyclable, thanks to a unique vegetable wax treatment that replaces plastic, creating a natural barrier against moisture and fat.
BioPaper solutions are ideal for replacing all paper solutions co-extruded with plastic, which unfortunately cannot be recycled and end up being incinerated. This technology can be be combined with PLA, especially when adding a window to a bag, for example. This solution is TÜV OK Home compost certified. It can be composted at home, as well as being recycled with paper and cardboard.
Mix of recycled paper and grass
The material composing the BioGrass is a real innovation; composed of certified sustainable recycled kraft, and dry herbs (+ 25%), it is a real ecological alternative to standard kraft bags. Very widespread, these kraft paper tote bags are, in fact, still too often not recycled, not certified or even produced with inks and glues containing solvents.
100% recyclable and biodegradable, thanks to a composition without any solvent (inks and glues), the material used for BioGrass represents a strong ecological advance and reinforces your approach in favor of the environment.
The visual appearance and feel are different from traditional paper solutions. Each production and each bag is unique.
- Quality control at the level of material sourcing and production
- Controlled and assured certification
- Delivery within 48 hours of standard solutions
- Delivery within 6 to 10 weeks for personalized solutions
- Creation of a Respect-Code for each production, in order to ensure perfect transparency of the production chain
- Sourcing and European production (only two references cannot, for now, be produced in Europe)