EcoLogic and La Primera de Cuyo Offer Innovative Solution to Argentine Plastic Bags Market

Polyethylene Bags with Biodegradability Enhanced by Eco-One Additive

Business Wire

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EcoLogic, a company creating and providing environmentally responsible solutions globally for plastics, announced today that the company’s Eco-One additives for enhancing biodegradation of plastics are being used by La Primera de Cuyo, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging in Argentina, in a new line of polyethylene plastic bags.

These new plastic bags were unveiled earlier this month at an event in Mendoza, Argentina. During a presentation Licenciado Fernando Retamales, production manager of La Primera de Cuyo, discussed the advantages of the material innovation. As with all products made with Eco-One, in accordance with ASTM D5511, the plastic bags will undergo significant biodegradation in biologically active landfills, breaking the plastic down into nutrient rich soil and natural gases, which can be captured for energy creation. The product technology offers a safe and sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bags while not adversely impacting normal product performance or the physical properties of the polyethylene bag.

“We chose to partner with La Primera de Cuyo in the creation of this unique line of bags because of the long history they have in serving the Argentine market for over 50 years and a reputation which has led to extensive penetration throughout the region,” said Sachin Shah, Director of Sales & Marketing of EcoLogic. “This marks another strategic advancement for EcoLogic in growing our presence throughout the world to help promote responsible solutions to plastic waste.”

“In partnering with EcoLogic we are creating a real solution for the persistence of plastic bags in landfills and throughout nature,” said Licenciado Fernando Retamales, production manager of La Primera de Cuyo. “With this technological advancement, La Primera de Cuyo confirmed its continued activity in environmental sustainability, which is further demonstrated through awareness campaigns on the importance of separating waste to promote the process of reuse, reduction and recycling of plastics.”

About EcoLogic

Formed in January 2010, EcoLogic owns, manufactures and markets Eco-One™ brand of additives for plastic products worldwide. Eco-One™ is an organic additive that enhances the biodegradation of plastic products in a biologically active landfill (appropriate facilities are not available in all areas). Independent ASTM D5511 tests, representing biologically active landfills, have shown 5-15% biodegradation within 30 days. Eco-One™ is scientifically unique and validated for enhanced biodegradation.

Our goal is to drive value for our customers by providing them solutions to meet increasing government, industry and consumer demands for environmental sustainability and biodegradability.

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