Born from passion for innovation
In the 1950’s already, polyethylene bags and films were produced on the site. Polyethylene is the most used traditional plastic, derived from petrol.
In 1982 Gaston Vanderlinden took over: Jemaco saw the light of day. Continuous product innovation with a focus on environmental benefits and ease of use made the company to an example in the sector. Already before the turn of the millennium, compostable plastic was tested.
The production of compostable bags and films was definitively launched in 2004. In close co-operation with different international commercial players, this product range grew strongly. In 2008, it was decided to fully concentrate all efforts on these products. Only four years later, in 2012, this was reality : the company exclusively focuses on bio-degradable products, made out of renewable raw materials. Jemaco changed its name to the significant “The Compost Bag Company”. Today, 35 workers are active at The Compost Bag Company and our products are used in over 25 countries on 3 continents. In 2017, the company celebrates its 35th anniversary.