Compost concept and composting symbol life cycle and an organic recycling system as a pile of rotting food scraps with a sapling growing shaped as text in a 3D illustration style.

 

Biodegradable Versus Compostable

Biodegradable versus compostable “plastics” – whats the difference? Compostable products are biodegradable materials that break down quickly and can support plant growth. A compostable product must meet specific criteria in terms of time, environmental conditions and quality of compost produced. An ideal composting environment is subject to certain heat, moisture, and oxygen conditions to assist the biological breakdown. Compostable products break down to carbon …