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getrennt gesammelt

wurde. Die beteiligten

Kompostierwerke bestä-

tigten außerdem, dass

von den ecovio

®

-Beuteln

bereits nach vier Wo-

chen kaum Reste mehr

gefunden wurden. „Für

uns war entscheidend,

dass die Kompostquali-

tät stimmt und dass die

Tüten den Bürgern das

Trennen und Sammeln

von Bioabfall erleichtern.

Deshalb gestatten wir

die Verwendung der

ecovio

®

-Beutel jetzt

dauerhaft“, so Erhard

Freunscht, Kreisbeige-

ordneter des Landkreises

Bad Dürkheim.

UTV-Geschäftsführer

Thomas Schlien: „Es

hat sich gezeigt, dass

die Biomüllbeutel aus

ecovio

®

nach der ersten

Intensivrotte von vier

Wochen praktisch zu

100 Prozent abgebaut

waren.“

Increasing the compost quality

of organic waste by using organic

waste bags made of ecovio

®

Hygienic, odourless, clean

How can the collection rate of biological waste

produced in households be increased? According to

several studies, people mainly want clean solutions

for collecting food left-overs and organic kitchen

waste: Unpleasant odours or even insect infestation

in the collection containers in the kitchen have

previously put many off collecting biological waste.

An option for hygienic collection of organic kitchen

waste are bin bags made of the compostable plastic

material ecovio

®

by BASF. „Our ecovio

®

even exceeds

the provisions of the standard because the material

decomposes significantly faster and thus complies

with the requirements of the composting industry“

explains Peter Pfundtner, responsible for European

market development at BASF. Moreover, ecovio

®

comprises of renewable

raw materials such as

plant-based poly-lactic

acid (PLA) to more

than 50% and thus

complies with the

requirements of the

amended ordinance

on biological waste of

2012.

Since ecovio

®

is

permeable to oxygen,

molding of the con-

tained waste is delayed.

Wide use of such biological waste bags leads to

good results, which has been successfully proven

by BASF in several projects, for example in the

German districts of Bad Dürkheim and Baden-

Baden, in Norterra (Canada), in Beijing (China) and

in Guanghzhou (China). Analysis of the projects

revealed that a significantly higher amount of organic

waste was separately collected. Moreover, the

participating composting plants confirmed that the

ecovio

®

bags had almost completely decomposed as

quickly as four weeks, leaving hardly any residues.

„The decisive criterion for us was the high quality

of the resulting compost and that the bags made it

easier for people to separate and collect the organic

waste. Therefore, we will grant continuous perma-

nent use of ecovio

®

bags“ says Erhard

Freunscht, district

councilor of the

Bad Dürkheim district.

Thomas Schlien, CEO

of UTV: „Experiments

have shown that the

organic waste bags

made of ecovio

®

were

decomposed during

the first intensive

decomposition phase

virtually by 100 percent.“