Bioplastics provide two distinct value propositions: biobased and compostable.
Biobased – materials made from sustainable, renewable feedstock such as corn, soy, etc.
Must be certified per ASTM D6866
Compostability – organic materials that microbially assimilate into water, carbon dioxide, and/or biomass in an industrial compost facility within 180 days
Must be certified per ASTM D6868 and ASTM D6400
How do Natur-Tec® products fit in?
Natur-Bag® liners are certified compostable
Natur-Ware® cutlery is certified biobased and certified compostable
Look for the BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certification logo on products to ensure they are truly compostable