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What it means certified compostable?  

 

Compostable defines a product that is capable of decomposing into natural elements, leaving no toxicity in the soil. If a material is considered compostable, controlled composting process should transform it into organic matter within 3 months, while under normal conditions this takes 1 to 2 years.

 

 

Australian standards compostable certification determines the compostability of a product and the effect it has on the quality of the resulting compost.

 

Every product, even if made of the same materials, have quite different chemical, physical and biological properties consequently performing differently in a soil. 


If you cannot source compostable products with Australian Certification, then European and North American standards are accepted at our commercial composting facility.

European Standard
EN 13432 

United States Standard

ASTM D6400

 

 

 

Additional Links:

Standard Australia      click here

SAI Global                    click here 

 


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Posted 26 July 2018