The main differences between biodegradable and compostable


What is Biodegradable?

  1. Nature: Biodegradation materials are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.
  2. Time taken: Depends largely on the materials itself and the disposing environments
  3. Residue: May have small amount of residue, depending on the ingredients
  4. Disposal: General waste bin
  5. Example: BOPP biodegradable film lamination

What is Compostable? …

BOPP film lamination, water-based varnishing, or even no coating ?

What is Compostable? 

  1. Nature: Compostable materials are capable of breaking down into natural elements in a compost environment and thereby avoiding pollution.
  2. Time taken: Within 180 days in commercial composting facility
  3. Residue: No visible or toxic residue
  4. Disposal: Green recycling bin
  5. Development: The scientists are still exploring Home compost technology which could compost the materials at home backyard closer to the general environment (25°C).

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