The completed Econic® bag has not yet been officially tested by a certified international assessor. However, tests carried out by our technical team have shown that the completed Econic® packaging structure meets a compostability standard similar to the individual films.
According to in-house testing, Econic® has 97% compostable components, which is within the EN 13432 guidelines. At the time of testing, the non-compostable components were printing inks and adhesives.
Econic® bags are compostable when disposed of in a composting environment containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms.
Important note: If you have non-compostable labels or degassing valves on your Econic® bags, you will need to peel these off before composting the bag.
Other Compostable Packaging Options
Econic® is one of several compostable packaging options developed and/or manufactured by Convex. To view our other compostable packaging options please click here
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