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28/06/2010 - News
POLYKAR BAGS NOW ECOLOGO™ CERTIFIED

Polykar would like to inform our clients that our existing line of black garbage bags is now EcoLogo™ certified. These bags are manufactured in accordance with the standards implemented and managed by the North American company Terrachoice and their EcoLogo™ Program.


Polykar considers the EcoLogo™ certification an essential step in their efforts to move toward greener plastic products. As more and more end-users across the nation are requesting environmentally-friendly plastic bags, Polykar has obtained the EcoLogo™ certification for plastic film products (CCD-126) in response to this growing market need.


All Polykar black garbage bags, which contain 100% recycled material and are produced in an ISO 9001 and 14001 certified facility, will now integrate the EcoLogo™ CCD-126 standard into the production specifications.


The EcoLogo™ CCD-126 certification helps to protect the environment by adopting the following requirements:

  • The bags must not be manufactured in a way that will render them technically non-recyclable
  • The bags must contain at least 20% post-consumer waste, 10% of which is household post-consumer waste

All Polykar cases that contain black garbage bags will gradually display the following EcoLogo™ symbol:

For more information concerning Polykar black garbage bags certified by EcoLogo™, please consult our website at www.polykar.com or contact:


Amir Karim

Vice-president, Business Development

1-866-POLYKAR

514-335-0059
amir.karim@polykar.com


Polykar, a family business founded in 1987, is a manufacturer of polyethylene film, garbage bags and food packaging. In 2003, the Saint-Laurent facility obtained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications simultaneously. Polykar received the ICI ON RECYCLE! Award from Recyc-Québec for excellence in waste management. Polykar is a member of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), of the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) and of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and the Compost Council of Canada (CCC).


EcoLogoTM is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labeling program approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of eco-labeling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 standard. Originally formed in 1988 by the Canadian Federal Government, EcoLogoTM is now one of the most recognizable eco-labels in North America. For more information, visit www.ecologo.org.

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