February 14, 2023 0

Biodegradable Vs Compostable?

Biodegradable means that a product can be broken down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass within a reasonable amount of time. ‘Reasonable’ in this definition is not defined clearly and products can take up to 1000 years to break down fully. Compostable means that a product can break down in a controlled environment into carbon dioxide, inorganic compounds and biomass in about 90 days, without leaving toxic residue behind. Compost works because millions of microorganisms consume the waste and transform the leftover material into humus, which can be used to improve soil health and fertilize.

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