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B.C. packaging supplier to produce compostable bag line

British Columbia-based plastic bag and flexible packaging maker Lakeside Plastics has selected Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland,

to launch a compostable bag product line based on Mvera B5002, a film product made from a proprietary blend with Mirel bioplastics.

The terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

Under the supply agreement with Telles, Lakeside will purchase Mvera film grade for large-volume applications including yard waste and consumer kitchen compost bags.

Lakeside has been working with Telles to produce compostable trash liners, lawn and leaf, and kitchen compost bags.

“We are very excited with the superior performance of Mvera B5002 film in terms of strength, rapid composting ability, and that it meets or exceeds ASTM standard D6400 for compostable plastics,” said Stuart MacDonald, COO of Salmon Arm, B.C.-based Lakeside. “As we commit to manufacturing compostable bags for the burgeoning North American market, we are confident in doing so with Mvera B5002, that our product line will have wide appeal to the consumer and industrial compost bag segments alike.”

The global market for bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to achieve a 24.9 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2010 to 2015, according to a new report from PIRA International. The report forecasts that flexible packaging will take a growing share of bioplastics segment up to 2020.


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