BioBag Awarded Cré Ireland Compostable Certification 

[APRIL 2o21] BioBag Ireland UK is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Cré IRELAND Compostable Certificate.

We are only the third Irish company to have achieved certification for our range of food waste bags available in Irish shops.  BioBag is the leading brand of compostable bags for food waste collection, food storage and food packaging in Ireland. This certificate gives Irish customers extra assurance that they have chosen a compostable bag suitable for their bin. BioBag is already certified to all major international standards including OK Compost and EN13432.

The Cré IRELAND symbol is designed to reassure consumers at a glance that a product or packaging is compostable in Ireland. It is the only independent assessment that a compostable product can be accepted and processed in Irish Industrial Composting Facilities. Only products, like BioBag, which have undergone the rigorous testing required,  are authorized to use the Cré IRELAND symbol.

Some businesses use terms like ‘degradable‘, ‘biodegradable‘, ‘oxo degradable’ or ‘recyclable‘ to describe their products or packaging. This can confuse consumers when trying to identify whether something can actually go into a food waste bin.

There is growing consumer demand for compostable products & packaging. This standardized Irish certification scheme will offer reassurance to buyers. The scheme aims to increase recycling  in food waste composting facilities. Ultimately, this will increase the production of quality compost which feeds Irish soil.

BioBag is the only brand of compostable bags to have achieved Cré IRELAND certification to date.