JMP Holdings introduces a new bio-plastic bag that meets the strict AS4736-2006 Australian standards as well as other international standards including Europe’s EN13432, America’s ASTM D 6400 and Japan’s GreenPla.
To gain Australian Standards companies must perform the Earthworm test as well as a range of tests common in other international standards. JMP’s biodegradable and compostable bags have been independently tested by a renowned facility in Belgium called Organic Waste Systems and have also passed the Earthworm test with flying colours. The bag is therefore an environmentally friendly alternative to the common lightweight shopping bag made from harmful plastics such as HDPE (High Density Polyethylene).
This new bag from JMP, approved by the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), will break down in weeks within a (commercial) compost environment without leaving harmful residues in the process.
JMP’s biodegradable and compostable bag is made from bio-resins derived from organic plant material. The basic component is cornstarch and in a compost-like environment can break down in as little as 45 days.