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Compostable and Biodegradable Packaging

27 Jun, 2018

What is the major difference between compostable and biodegradable packaging? Compostable packaging is made of plant materials which decomposes into natural elements, leaving no toxicity in the soil. Contrarily biodegradable packaging have additives that over time will break the plastic down into smaller sized pieces which take many decades to disappear. Different classes of plastic can degrade at various times. 

How long until it’s decomposed?

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Comparison of a biodegradable bag (white) vs a compostable bag (green).

Many plastic products that claim to be biodegradable, will eventually break down into smaller pieces of plastic. Compostable products will break down into non toxic components: water, carbon and hydrogen. Find out why Compostable is the only way to go.






A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

Jeffries latest innovation, Jeffries CulChar, is a complete, certified organic, slow-release fertiliser, including essential trace elements and minerals. The inclusion of Jeffries BioChar works together with the organic carbon of the included compost as a long-term soil conditioner. Jeffries CulChar is a very complete and cost-effective nutritional offer that is safe to use in direct contact with plants and their root systems.

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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How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

One major advantage of compost is its ability to hold moisture, retain it for longer, increase the amount of water available to plant roots, and minimise the need for irrigation. Ultimately, improving water saving practices and reducing economic overheads for farmers. But how exactly does it do this?

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

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