CARRIER BAGS

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Carrier bags made of Mater-Bi have been introduced and used successfully in the retail trade.

Thanks to their renewable origin and their biodegradability and compostability, Mater-Bi carrier bags can be used again after shopping to dispose of organic waste.

How to recognise legally compliant carrier bags?

Compostable
bags

Reusable carrier bags must be very thick to last a long time and be reused repeatedly.
Come riconoscere gli shopper conformi alla legge?

Reusable carrier bags that satisfy the following legal requirements are compliant:

• External handle: 200 micron for food use: must contain 30% recycled plastic. 100 micron for other uses: must contain 10% recycled plastic.

• Internal handle: 100 micron for food use: must contain 30% recycled plastic. 60 micron for other uses: must contain 10% recycled plastic.

Warning!
Carrier bags that do not have these compostability or reusability/composition characteristics are not legally compliant and high financial penalties are imposed on anyone selling them or giving them away for free.

Examples of non-compliance:

All single-use carrier bags with non-compostable external handles (i.e. which do not have logos certifying UNI EN 13432 standard compliance) with the following wording: • “Biodegradable within 3-5 years” or “in the medium-long term”; • “Biodegradable in accordance with the UNI EN ISO 14855 method”; • “ECM biodegradable”, “D2W®”, “oxo-biodegradable2 or “oxo-degradable”; • “Protect nature” “I am an ecological bag” “Nature is important to us”.

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Tel. 0321.699.611
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Cod.fisc. 08526630150

MATER-BI is a product
Novamont

Copyright 2023 Novamont S.p.A.

Via G. Fauser 8, 28100 Novara – Italia
Tel. 0321.699.611
P.Iva IT01593330036
Cod.fisc. 08526630150