Optimization of environmental impacts at the end of life is an integral part of the research that led tothe development of these two compounds ranges. Composting remains the most meaningful end of the life chain for applications using agropolymers. As such, several references of FuturaMat agropolymers (as Bioceres®, BioFibra ®) meet the requirements of standard EN 13432:2000.
Much less developed than in Germany or Switzerland, products and packaging composting can be organized with local authorities and distribution partners and recovery systems. Initiatives have been launched in western France (Region Pays de Loire now Maine Compost FERS).
In cases where composting is not possible, products made with BioFibra® and BioCérès® may well follow the traditional ways of household waste, namely: recycling (mechanical), incineration with energy recovery and landfill (focusing on circuits practicing mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and anaerobic digestion).
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The formulations incorporating conventional polymers (fossil) may follow traditional sectors of household waste, namely: recycling (mechanical), incineration with energy recovery and landfilling.