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The finite nature of fossil resources, microplastics in the oceans, and greenhouse gas issues are leading to a growing demand for renewable polymers that have a low carbon footprint. Emsland-Stärke GmbH contributes to this by supplying native potato and pea starch to companies producing compounds and granules for downstream industry. The bioplastics are then used to produce, among other things, biodegradable and compostable films and packaging. Starch, as a renewable, plant-based resource, is part of our formula and helps us reduce our use of petroleum-based raw materials.
When used in this way, our starches are also certified for use in food-grade bags for a major German discounter and are demonstrably compostable pursuant to DIN EN 13432.