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Understanding Eco Terminology

by mdsassociates
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 08:00 am

The Difference Between Biodegradable & Compostable


Same process, different breakdown speeds. Forget the term biodegradable, unless its certified, it tells us nothing about timescales - for example - wood is biodegradable, but a log cabin can stand for generations.

Compostable means something can break down or fully degrade in under 12 weeks (90 days) and disintegrate into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. Make sure your disposables have compostability certification – that’s the real guarantee.

Replacing foam and petroleum based plastics is a high-performing and affordable plant-based material made of polyactic acid (PLA). PLA is a plastic substrate made from fermented plant starch (usually corn) and it is fast becoming a popular alternative to traditional petroleum based plastics such as polyethylene.

A new line of quailty made food packaging disposables from Vegware™ is independently certified to fully compost or fully degrade within 12 weeks.

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