THE HOME COMPOSTABLE LOGO
The ABA launched the Home Compostable Verification Scheme throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Home Compostable Verification logo clearly identifies and differentiates packaging materials as biodegradable and compostable. To be certified compostable and carry the Home Compostable Verification logo, suitable biopolymer materials must undergo a stringent test regime outlined by AS 5810-2010 and carried out by recognised independent accredited laboratories to the Australian Standard AS 5810-2010.
Once successful testing is complete, application for formal certification can be made to the ABA directly via your supplier of biodegradable products. In turn the ABA has enlisted an independent third party testing laboratory to evaluate applications. If successful then an invitation is sent by ABA to license the Home Compostable logo by payment of nominal fee and signing a license agreement. Successful applicants will then be licensed to use the logo along with their unique certification number.
The Home Compostable Verification logo is a symbol that the product’s claims of biodegradability and compostability as per AS 5810-2010 has been verified.
How to use the logo
Use of the Home Compostable Verification logo is available for use by both packaging material producers and their customers. The Home Compostable Verification logo can be printed on the finished product (eg. films, injection mouldings and bags) to market the product’s compliance to AS 5810-2010. Use of the Home Compostable Verification logo will ultimately help the end consumer, customers and/or municipal authorities to recognise compostable packaging and dispose of it accordingly. Importantly, the Home Compostable Verification logo will communicate the authenticity and independent verification of claims of compliance to AS 5810-2010.