France recently signed a framework agreement to promote development and commercialization of compostable bioplastic bags.
The covenant was signed by the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the French Mayors Association (AMF), the Federation of Commerce and Distribution in France (FCD), the French Bioplastics Association (Club Bio-plastiques), the Association of Plastics Manufacturers (Plastics Europe) and the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association (ELIPSO).
According to European Bioplastics group, the agreement intends to develop the availability of compostable bioplastics in mass retail in order to promote collection of compostable waste.
The group said the use of certified compostable bioplastic waste bags supports the organic recovery of biodegradable waste.
France expects to produce the bioplastic waste bag containing 40% vegetable-based material next year, and raising it to 70% in 2018.