History2017-11-12T16:19:22+00:00

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.

Timeline

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1982

1982 : Gaston Vanderlinden founds Jemaco NV.

1982 – 1994

Jemaco NV surprised the market with numerous innovations, both on product level (e.g. the draw-tape bag) and on the service level (e.g. Just-in-Time deliveries)

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1996

Erik Vanderlinden becomes CEO after Gaston’s sudden death.

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1997

Jemaco NV is awarded the ISO-9001 certificate for its quality management system

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1999

Compostable plastics are tested for the first time

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2004

Jemaco NV is awarded the ISO-14001 certificate for its environmental management system

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2008

Turnover from compostable products grows steadily at 35% p.a. The company decides to fully concentrate all efforts on these products.

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2012

Jemaco changes name to The Compost Company and exclusively processes compostable plastic mad of renewable materials

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2017

The Compost Bag Company celebrates its 35th anniversary and opens its doors to the general public on October 1st.

2020

The Compost Bag Company is widely recognized as a leading player on the European market of biodegradable and compostable bags and films made from renewable materials

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