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Certified Compostable Packaging Solutions in Australia

5 Feb, 2018

What Can We Compost.

With so many new products coming onto the market, it’s not easy to make a decision about which one is compostable. If you are not sure if the packaging you are using is certified “compostable” look for:

Australian Standard 

AS 4736-2006 

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 

Compostable Certification

Compostable Solutions.

Here are some examples of certified compostable packaging manufacturers and retailers available in Australia.


BioBag Australia

Phone: 1300 301 911


Phone: 1300 246 725


Phone: 02 9987 0800

I am eco by Detpak

Phone: 1300 362 620


Phone: 1300 246 883

Source Separation Systems

Phone: 1300 739 913

Enviromental Enterprises

Phone: 02 9634 5697

Please note that not all products have compostable certification. If you are not sure ask the manufacturer or retailer or look on their website for certification. 


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Let’s take a closer look at how Jeffries CulChar works and compare how it performs next to other organic fertiliser alternatives.

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If we dig deeper, we find that compost helps to save on water in a few different ways.

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