Strengthening our industry links in Australia

Strengthening our industry links in Australia

We are now an official member of the Australasian Bioplastics Association, the main industry body for manufacturers, convertors and distributors of bioplastic products and materials in Australia and New Zealand.

The association is dedicated to promoting plastics that are biodegradable, compostable, and based on renewable sources. It also offers a verification scheme for companies who wish to verify compliance with the Home Composting Australian Standard, AS 5810-2010.

We are delighted to join the association and to show support for its key values and initiatives.  These include:

  • The growth and use of renewable raw materials in products and applications
  • Innovation leading to lower environmental impact of durable and non-durable plastic products.
  • Independent third-party certification and product labelling based on the AS4736 standard.
  • Independent third-party certification and product labelling for bio-based polymer products
  • The identification and evaluation of other eco-efficient end of life options.

This follows the opening last year of our Australian office and the launch of our home compostable packaging mono material, BiyoTM .

Having passed both the EN13432 European Standard and the Australian AS5810-2010 Standard, which includes a worm test, BiyoTM is fully ABA certified as Home Compostable.   The Australian Standard requires the compostable film to be Toxin free for worms and disintegrate after 12 weeks and completely biodegrade after six months.

We look forward to working more closely with ABA in the future.