What is post-consumer recyclate?

Film made from post-consumer recyclate is a challenge for the recycling process. With our many years of expertise, we are working to further increase the PCR content and further improve our products. At DEISS, for example, you will find high-quality, tear-resistant garbage bag films with more than 80% post-consumer recyclate.

Already 70 million marketed sacks from DEISS bear the Blauer Engel – the best-known environmental seal for plastic films and recycled paper.



The material

Post-consumer recyclate (PCR for short) is a recycled material mixture of household, commercial and agricultural waste. The increasing use of PCR films closes the recycling loop and conserves resources. The challenge here is to produce consistently tear-resistant end products despite the heterogeneous quality of the starting material. 

What is film made from post-industrial recyclate?

Thickness-optimised film made from post-industrial recyclate is the best solution for high-performance products. By adding high-performance polymers, we can produce a uniquely thin film from approx. 95% recyclate that is extremely tear and puncture resistant. This makes it the most reliable, resource-saving and CO2-friendly garbage bag solution on the market. It leaves a significantly smaller environmental footprint than bioplastics and paper bags of the same functionality (according to ifeu).

The material

Post-industrial recyclate (PIR for short) consists of high-grade industrial waste, e.g. waste cuttings. Due to the high purity of the raw material, the end product is haptically homogeneous and highly performant. In order to save CO2, it is necessary to reduce the use of materials without losing performance

What is biodegradable film?

Good organic film consists of the highest possible proportion of renewable raw materials (e.g. bio-based BASF polyester ecoflex). It can be composted industrially without releasing microplastics. It thus enables hygienic and safe disposal for organic waste. The challenge: to guarantee a stable product quality comparable to plastic. 

The material

  • Biodegradable
  • Proportionally from renewable raw materials
  • Wet proof & tear resistant


Paper production is possible from almost all plant fibres. Paper is biodegradable, often carries recognised environmental labels (such as Blauer Engel and FSC®) and has a good image – but is not automatically more ecologically beneficial than plastic.

The production of stable paper is usually very energy-, water- and CO2-intensive. But not all paper is the same. For the high stability of DEISS kraft sack paper, we combine particularly long paper fibres from high-quality waste paper with cellulose fibres from forestry. This makes our paper extremely resilient, elastic and – despite extra coating for high wet strength – 100% recyclable.

Grass paper

Paper made from the rapidly renewable raw material grass is the No. 1 research topic right now. Grass paper has huge potential for protecting the environment because it requires 97% less energy, 99% less water and zero chemical additives to produce. Grass is also available regionally and thus also reduces the logistical effort. In addition, grass paper saves 75% CO2 compared to fresh fibre paper.