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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.






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