I AM ECO Kraft Tin tie window bags are lined with PLA plastic.
Each I am eco™ product is made from sustainable, natural raw materials and is compostable* – without compromising on function or quality.
- Sugarcane, corn and trees are used to create I am eco™ products. We source sustainable materials, research innovative renewable products and investigate new processing and packing options to reduce carbon emissions and our impact on the environment.
- This range takes the guess work out of environmental responsibility. Make the switch to sustain your relationship with the environment.
- Compostable products will break down into natural elements within 90 days when treated in a commercial facility as defined by European standard EN13432.
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a natural starch derived from plants like corn and sugarcane, that is processed to create a clear plastic-like film, or bioplastic. Unlike the traditional polyethylene (PE) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics, these innovative films and bioplastics are annually renewable, naturally biodegradable, and compostable. They can be used to line and protect paper and board packagng as well has moulded into cutlery and container lids.
Crystallised polylactic acid (CPLA), a different variation of bioplastic, is used in products that need to withstand higher temperatures. This form of PLA can cope with temperatures up to 85 degrees Celcius without warping, deforming or breaking. This makes it perfect for cutlery, hot cup lids, and soup containers.